The pandemic has brought untold uncertainty and discomfort, but recognizing "that this is not the permanent future is necessary to fight feelings like 'this will never end,' " says social worker Alexandra Finkel.
Chronic worry and stress impacts how we respond emotionally. Common ways we sometimes use to manage our emotions, like judging emotions, pushing feelings away, procrastination, food or addictive substances, can ultimately backfire.
The following is a message posted on the EAP website prior to Juneteenth. While Juneteenth has since passed, the work to stand up against racism continues. This post contains a number of anti-racism resources to continue this work.
The University of Texas System Colleges of Education has aggregated a number of websites for K-12 students and teachers to help with school at home. They include social and emotional resources, like Harmony at Home, to reading, writing, art, science, technology and fine arts.