Miguel Martinez, a Steering Committee member of Erin Mills Connects, welcomes author Ann Douglas to a Community Check-in. Ann, just fresh from finishing her latest book, shares three questions that help put pandemic experiences in context for a better future.
Take a look at yourself and your family members with an appreciation for each individual’s strengths. This will help build resilience toward wellness, says Dr. Tayyab Rashid of University of Toronto Scarborough. BONUS: View recording of Dr. Rashid’s webinar with Erin Mills area caregivers about strengths-based resilience.
Even in the face of another major lockdown, many Erin Mills youth demonstrate their resilience through caring for others. They still want to have a sounding board though. Listen to a recent discussion with a youth panel. Bonus: Dr. Rumeet Billan spoke to Erin Mills youth in April 2021. Read more about this super opportunity to refocus the future.
Dr. Dillon Brown of the University of Waterloo provides proof that children and their caregivers are struggling psychologically, and he offers recommendations to help.
Ann Douglas spoke to parents and guardians in mid May. Her message is to ask for help and be the help someone else needs. That’s the beginning of The Virtual Village.
You are invited to consult on the Peel Community Safety and Well-being Plan NOW. A spokesperson says the pandemic drives home that this work is vital.
There is FREE help for Canadians who feel the toll of COVID-19 on their mental health. Find out about this service and other tools that will assist you and your family members to feel more in control.
Author Ann Douglas is well known for her compassion for today’s parents. She shares her thoughts on getting through the trials of COVID-19 with Erin Mills Connects.