This week, the district team of intake specialists attended the California Wellness Together conference, which would have taken place in Anaheim but due to the current circumstances was moved online. It was incredible to see how a virtual event of this magnitude could still have moments of incredible inspiration. The keynote speakers and each of the break-out sessions emphasized the importance of adults as protective factors for the stress that children, and all of us, are facing today.
If you don’t know the work of Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, you can watch her TED talk here on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and their effect on health. And you can act on her prescription the minute you finish watching. Finally, you can talk to your kids about how taking care of themselves can help them achieve the thing they need the most – to know that their lives have purpose and meaning.
Make sure they also know that Wellness is here for them and we can help them connect and thrive, even though the current conditions aren’t the way we’d all like them to be.
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