Traumatic events (natural Disaster, Pandemic) have an impact on life as we know it. The focus of this session is equipping parents and teachers with coping strategies and resources to facilitate academic as well as psychosocial support of students.
The information covered in this session allows parents to review/enhance the use of coping strategies that they can incorporate into their daily routines. These strategies can help them to better tolerate and surmount the distresses experienced as a result of the current pandemic.
These sessions aim to assist parents of lower primary school students (Infant I to Standard 2) to find ways to cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Definitions are addressed. Focus is on personal development of parents to increase awareness and understanding of themselves. There is also social support in helping the parent to identify the specific needs of the young, school-aged child. Lastly, parents are reminded of existing resources to access support and help.
Parents need to manage their own stress to be able to sustain the emotional support of their children. This session aims to provide information to support and strengthen the coping strategies of the parents of children in upper primary school (Standards three, four and five). An initial definition of coping strategies is provided. Types of coping strategies are introduced as well as specific activities to reduce stress. When some of these activities are incorporated in their daily routines parents will be better able tolerate and surmount the stress and uncertainties related to the pandemic.
This presentation seeks to provide guidance to parents to effectively assist and support their children’s transition from a structured learning environment to self-directed learning in a virtual environment.