The recent COVID pandemic has brought new and diverse struggles to everyone, but teenagers have to overcome a particular set of challenges. Whether it’s adjusting to home learning environments, physical distancing and finding new ways to connect with friends, coping with changes to summer plans, or the loss of milestones, teens need extra support from the caring adults in their lives to navigate this time safely and mindfully. With the right mindset, parents and other trusted adults can use these key strategies—developed in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress—to help teens develop resilience and manage the pandemic challenges. Take a look to see which ones might work for you and the teens in your life, and help make this a time of meaning and connection.
Published on: July 21, 2020