We’re happy to publish this guest column by Nancy Kislin, LCSW, MFT about how she suggests we talk to our own kids about the Coronavirus. This piece can also inspire some ideas about how we might help our school community (parents, teachers, kids) talk about these issues in these challenging times. Thanks Nancy for your contribution and here at SSWN we’re thinking of all of you as we all struggle to navigate this rapidly-changing public health crisis.
To continue the discussion I started this week here and on SSWNetwork about providing supports to parents of children with special needs, I am sharing a summary of this article to help us identify interventions that work to help this special parent population…the information presented in this meta-analysis is very promising and encouraging for those mental health professionals that are interested in increasing supports and decreasing stress for parents of children with developmental disabilities.
Starting this week, we will focus on the stressors our parents experience with trying to take care of their children with special needs. First, we will ask you to answer this question over at SSWNetwork: Based on the paragraph excerpt above, how does having a child with a disability impact the parents at your school?