COVID‐19 pandemic threatens not only our patients but ourselves and our sense of control. This places all of us at increased risk for burnout and psychological trauma reactions. Use these resources to support your cognitive and emotional resilience. On behalf of the physicians and leadership team, stay safe and be well.
All Summit Employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Our EAP provides a variety of resources for you with a focus on COVID management.
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Implement a daily family check-in
Come up with a way to check in with yourself and your kids about how everyone is doing. Consider having everyone share their highs and lows of the day or use a simple feelings chart for younger kids.
Allow yourself (and your kids) to have all the feelings
It’s okay to feel disappointed, sad, angry, overwhelmed or anxious about the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives. We need to allow ourselves to experience those feelings in order to move through them.
Come up with a Family Power Statement
Affirmations and positive statements can help us handle difficult emotions. Come up with a statement as a family like “We can handle this” or “We are strong.”
Find a balance with screen time and technology
Kids shouldn’t be on their screens all day but this is also how they are connecting with peers and school. Schedule online hangouts or help host virtual game nights to ensure kids are getting the social connection they need.
Don’t be afraid to talk about what’s happening
Kids likely have questions about what is going on in the world. Not having answers can increase anxiety. Provide space to allow questions, and respond in a developmentally appropriate way. It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers; sometimes kids just need to talk.