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During times like this, we have unparalleled uncertainty, a lack of security in our systems and structures, and we’ve lost our routines. Travel is suspended, schools are closing down, workplaces enforce changes, restrictions, layoffs and many businesses run a risk of continuing to operate. With all of this happening and during any time of crisis, it is most important to recenter and restructure our lives. It’s crucial to develop a clear foundation and new set of healthy and positive routines.

Our minds can run tirelessly, playing through the dooms day scenarios of “what if,” yet very seldom does this support a healthy mental state. Scrolling through social media or even Google can be more destructive than uplifting while we search to educate ourselves on how to prepare and embrace the COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.

Purpose Prep is focused on supporting the health, security, and purpose of our global learners, teachers, staff and schools. Many families will be displaced from their ordinary schedules. This truly is an opportunity to support each other during this time. We wrote this blog in response to so many parents and educators we support to continue to help families and schools develop healthy coping skills to any negative feelings and brave the weather of the Coronavirus in a healthy social and emotional way.

Purpose Prep has developed countless topics around anxiety, depression, hope, perseverance, stress, going through loss, trauma and breaking through negative thinking, just to name a few. Our video based curriculum taught by experts has brought hope and practical change to so many, and we wanted to respond with more help to our communities, students, families and schools. During this time, if there is anything we can do to support you or your family, school or community please message us at info@purposeprep.com and place a comment below and share your situation and how our curriculum can support mental health.

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In the meantime, please see the videos below for parents, community leaders, and educators to utilize while supporting the closing down of schools and how to support our young learners during this uncertain time. We have broken them into three categories: Middle School, High School and Parents, Caregivers and Adults.  If the videos are valuable and helpful for those you know, please share them with friends, family, coworkers, or those you believe they can help. Purpose Prep developed several videos now being edited to be released as soon as possible to support with more content that will be slowly launched through our e-newsletter and on this site as well as our social media platforms so please subscribe and stay tuned.

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As you watch the videos below please make sure to utilize the content topics as a way to dialog with those close with you. Discuss with someone and ask questions or share perspectives on how these videos have helped you think through the current events and the feelings you have from the recent updates. Share what you are learning how they help you while process the Coronavirus outbreak.

6-8th Grade – Middle School Videos

Family Challenges – Depression & Anxiety – Magaen Harris

Discussion Questions to Use With a Close Friend or Family Member:

  1. While learning about the Coronavirus, do you get anxious or have the feeling of anxiety? Why and what are you worried about or nervous about?
  2. Who can you speak to about your anxiety, sad feelings or depression that stems from the current situations globally with Coronavirus?

Coping Strategies – Trauma & Behavior – Amanda Brown

Discussion Questions to Use With a Close Friend or Family Member:

  1. How has the Coronavirus impacted your behavior, thinking or living and how can you center yourself with a more positive outlook?
  2. Has the Coronavirus give you stress, anxiety or felt like a level of trauma that has impacted your mood or behavior? Who can you speak with to support open dialog and allow you to decompress your thoughts?

9-12th Grade – High School Videos

Choosing Purpose – Manage Stress – Chris Lambert

Discussion Questions to Use With a Close Friend or Family Member:

  1. How has the Coronavirus impacted your levels of stress and what can you do to stay healthy and thinking positive?
  2. What can you do to support others that are stressed or feeling negative feelings or expressing negative statements about their life becuase of the Coronavirus?

Frame Your World – Choosing Between Two Realities – Dr. Sean Holland

Discussion Questions to Use With a Close Friend or Family Member:

  1. During this time of extreme uncertainty how can you choose a more positive outlook and perspective?
  2. What are you grateful for and how can you continue to choose gratitude over the reality of the situation surrounding the Coronavirus?

Parents, Caregivers and Adults:

 Coronavirus РTalking to Our Loved Ones & Building a Connection

Discussion Questions to Use With a Close Friend or Family Member:

  1. What are two questions I can ask my family or young ones to support listening to their needs and emotions?
  2. How can I better support the emotional or social stress, anxiety, fear or stress my family may be experiencing because of these recent events?

Coronavirus – Engaging In Meaningful Activities While Change Occurs

Discussion Questions To Use With A Close Friend or Family Member:

  1. What are a few meaningful things I can do during the day to stay grounded in positive activities while my normal schedule is different because of the Coronavirus?
  2. How can I help other make this time off more meaningful and support my family and loved ones?

Other Supportive Videos For Students

Coronavirus – Staying Grounded During Uncertainty

Discussion Questions to Use With a Close Friend or Family Member:

  1. How can you be more careful about what we watch, read or post on social media during this time with the Coronavirus spreading and growing?
  2. How can I make an impact and support others with encouragement and hope that may be scared and uncertain about the future because of the Coronavirus?

Parenting on Purpose – When Dealing with Sickness – Karen Budzinski

 

Parenting on Purpose – Coping with Illnesses and Broken Routines – Karen Budzinski

Parenting on Purpose – Preparing for the Unexpected – Karen Budzinski

To learn more Purpose Prep’s curriculum and how it can help you during Coronavirus and beyond, please click here and contact us with any questions. We wish you the very best in health and happiness, and we send you our love and strength. Thank you.

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