Mahalo PBS Hawaii for providing such a great resource for our families and keiki during this time. Parents/caregivers, please check out PBS Hawaiʻi to support your keikiʻs needs during this time- but could we also put out a PSA that we should always try to pair screen time with active time!
This is listed in the main calendar- please set your DVRs for 10 p.m. tonight (4/06) for the PBS viewing of Broken Places Caution: It is a difficult watch- but it does showcase the power of resilience and the need for trauma informed care. This blog will include "real time" thoughts as the documentary airs. Mahalo, Danny
During this time of social distancing and the legitimate scare of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to develop a sense of "normalcy" for our little ones (keiki). We can do this by keeping them on a schedule, making sure that we are listening to their concerns and meet their unmet needs. Due to COVID-19 preschools in Hawai'i have shut its doors to instruction, however this preschool has continued to operate by meeting the needs of the homeless and at-risk homeless families they serve.
The Community Resilience Initiative (the Washington state based group that was behind the movie, "Paper Tigers") is an excellent resource for wellness and resilience building by employing trauma informed training and trauma responsive skillsets. I love my CRI One-Year calendar that provides inspirational quotes, research statistics and self-care practices and reminders. CRIʻs Thought of the Day: "Resilience- Become aware of the four cousin emotions: anger/frustration, sadness/disappointment,...