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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create anxiety and uneasiness and impact people’s mental health and overall well-being, a Clinton Foundation partner shares her expertise and resilience-building strategies to use during uncertain or challenging times.

This blog post was written by Dana Brown, Organizational Liaison, ACEs Connection. Dana is an ACEs Science Statewide Facilitator, and through the organization, Learn4Life, she works within the Trauma-Informed Work Group and Steering Committee of the β€œStrong Families, Thriving Communities” (SFTC) coalition in San Diego, California. SFTC was formed in 2017 and led by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the San Diego Foundation and the County of San Diego, to improve the health and well-being of children and families in the region.

Soothing strategies from my training, Trauma-Informed Mentoring in a Pandemic, are calming techniques that reflect self-compassion practices to mitigate stress and anxiety from the collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest in our nation.

Our own self-care, self-compassion, and self-talk are the epicenter of our well-being. With such a plethora of available healing-centered resources available to us, the most imperative aspect of our lives is how we truly take care of ourselves.

By increasing the tools we add to the tool belt of how we live our lives, we enhance our own resilience-building with increased reserves for those we love in support of their well-being.

To read the Clinton Foundation post on three simple healing-centered, resilience-building strategies, please click here.

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Thank you so much.

Much appreciated.

Dennis Haines, Family Social Services Supervisor
Merced County Office of Education
Family Resource Center
632 West 13th Street, Bldg. H
Merced, CA 95341
(209) 381-5981 – Phone
(209) 381-5979 – Fax

β€œBe kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
--Philo of Alexandria (20BC-50AD)

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