BEVERLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Health and Wellness Resources for Families, April 1, 2020
DOING IT TOGETHER
TOGETHER, we can get through this. We are living in an uncertain time. There is no road map on how to best navigate the uncharted crisis. What is certain is, we must take care of ourselves, our families, friends, neighbors, and communities. Be kind and forgiving to yourself. We are here for you and with you. Below are a few things that we hope provide some inspiration.
To Start Your Day, please try this 3 minute video:
Talking to Your Children
Normalizing and staying in a routine helps to reduce the level of anxiety for children. Limit or turn off the television, and avoid continual news channels reporting updates as this will increase anxiety for your children. “Talking to Children About COVID19 https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html
Here are some suggestions for walking trails in Beverly: http://www.trailink.com
How To Survive Social Distancing
Tips for managing the Stress of Social Distancing as a Family: https://medium.com/@radiorupa/list-of-personal-things-you-can-do-to-stay-well-in-a-time-of-covid19-cd10ff0df106
From Grown to Flown: The Agony of Social Distancing for Teens:https://grownandflown.com/teens-need-their-friends/?utm_source=Grown+%26+Flown+Email+Subscription&utm_campaign=5e640d5e50-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_202
Animated Video shows how Social Distancing Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hi9-5F2zW4
Resources for Adults
Keeping yourself well- Advice from a physician :https://medium.com/@radiorupa/list-of-personal-things-you-can-do-to-stay-well-in-a-time-of-covid19-cd10ff0df106
Caring for your mental health: https://www.mcleanhospital.org/news/caring-your-mental-health-despite-coronavirus
11 things you can do to manage your coronavirus anxiety :https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2020/03/13/covid-19-coronavirus-anxiety-deborah-sosin?utm_source=WBUR+Editorial+Newsletters&utm_campaign=0d5c054ee5-
How to support emotional development of your child during a crisis:https://confidentparentsconfidentkids.org/
From Childmind Institute- Resources to support parents during COVID-19 - twice daily Facebook video chats with expert clinicians and daily parent tips:https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
In addition to serving lunch daily, our Food Services will also be sending home a nutritious breakfast for the next morning! Please remember to rewash all fresh produce, and check expiration dates on perishable products.
Please note the following locations for Food Pick up daily between 11:30am-12:00pm:
Apple Village, 600 Manor Rd
Holcroft Park, 10 Gage St.
If you are having difficulty in getting to these sites, please contact our Food Service Director, Christina Leal.
Please also contact Beverly Bootstraps for additional long term nutritional support:http://www.beverlybootstraps.org