Anxiety During a National Emergency
As the news about COVID-19 gets more alarming every day, it is understandable that everyone is feeling anxious right now. With schools closed, special needs children are missing their normal routines and caregivers are faced with the overwhelming task of helping children make sense of what is happening. Our children are looking to us for guidance on how to react to stressful events. They will naturally react to and follow our reactions. This is an opportunity for us to model problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we all work through our new daily challenges. These tips from the National Association of School Psychologists can help.
Stay calm, listen, and offer reassurance
Monitor television viewing and social media
Take time to talk honestly and accurately
Stay connected to school
Be aware of your children's mental health
The Gateway School an private special education school in New Jersey
Our Mission at The Gateway School is to help all of our special needs students with the learning, social, language, and behavioral support they deserve. Our highly skilled staff are committed daily to helping each student to becoming the best they can while providing a safe and nurturing educational environment.
We would be more than happy to discuss your child’s specific needs and challenges, so please call us at 732.541.4400, or request a tour of The Gateway School located in Carteret New Jersey, just minutes off of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Chris Hoye, Principal-The Gateway School of Carteret, NJ