School Psychology doctoral students, Courtney Cleminshaw and Alicia Chunta, Dr. Lee Kern, Director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice and Professor of Special Education and Dr. George DuPaul, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of School Psychology created these recommendations for parents with young children and young children with ADHD to help navigate home life during the COVID-19 pandemic. While these strategies are important to use now, they can be used beyond this uncertain and trying time.
Stress, fear, and anxiety are familiar negative emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but these states of emotions are all too common for individuals impacted by the immigration system. During this unprecedented time, DACA recipients battle against the pandemic as well as an impending Supreme Court decision on the fate of the DACA program. This further complicates the mental health experiences of DACA recipients, as they cope with a crisis that adds further uncertainty to their futures.
The Gender, Race, Inclusion and Trauma Lab is working with local Lehigh Valley community partners Resilient Lehigh Valley, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Colonial Intermediate Unit 20, Shanthi Project, and Wildlands Conservancy to provide trauma-informed, mindfulness, and social emotional learning (SEL) resources to K-12 educators, students, parents and caregivers.
The partners have created a collaborative resource page that offers weekly lesson plans, self-care strategies, and curated articles to support education, learning, and mental health amongst the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 22, 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Dr. Alec Bodzin of Lehigh University’s College of Education has shared a list of his favorite environmental education resources to share with you. Environmental education promotes environmentally literate citizenry in our society. These resources makes connections between science, technology, economics, policy, people and the environment and addresses the interrelationships between humans and the environment.
Dear Parents and Teachers of Early Childhood and Elementary School Children-
Like me, I am sure many of you are wondering how to keep your children engaged during these fairly unstructured days. Although I personally dream of curling up on the couch and losing myself in a book, telling my kids to “get a book” doesn’t seem to lead to very much excitement in my house. Please tell me you can relate, and there isn’t something terribly wrong with my parenting (gulp).
It's Thursday, March 12. Maura Henderson has a hard time getting out the door for her morning run. "I finally get myself out and slog through four miles… barely," she said. "Then, I walk in and hear the news." All Patriot League spring seasons are canceled. "In a physical manner, it felt like the world stopped," said Henderson. "You could feel things stop moving."
Some Lehigh students and faculty are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic by drawing and sharing comics. What is it about this form that is especially useful when people are quarantined inside their homes and away from others?
Winnie Gu ’19, who graduated with an art degree and is pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Education, says the form helps her bring “positivity to the community during this stressful time.”
“It’s a way to make each day a little different than the day before,” she says.