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Join us for a YouTube Live event for parents and caregivers premiering on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. called You Matter.

The You Matter discussion, part of the Utica Cares and Supports Wellness series, is designed for caregivers on the importance of social-emotional mental wellness in children.  Good mental health allows children and young people to develop resilience and coping skills as they grow.

This informative session is presented by UCS professionals in a thoughtful and caring approach.  Chat directly with presenters throughout the event.
Click here to be directed to the UCS YouTube channel where the event will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19.

Click on the image below to download the English version flyer.
Click here for an Arabic version flyer.
Click here for an Albanian version flyer.
Click here for a Spanish version flyer.
You Matter Flyer

Play the YouTube video below to watch the wellness discussion - I Matter: focusing on the reasons why parents and caregivers should take care of themselves first.




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PARENT SELF CARE

Provides strategies and tips to help parents remain calm during stressful times and day-to-day situations.

15 Self Care Strategies for Parents-Outlines simple and effective strategies for parents to remain calm and take care of themselves that can be used in one’s daily routine https://www.verywellfamily.com/self-care-for-parents-4178010

General Self Care Tips for Parents-Provides quick strategies that can be added to one’s day as a parent to help remain calm and energized https://gozen.com/8-self-care-tips-for-parents-who-have-no-time-for-self-care/

Self Care APPS-Apps that are available for free/low cost to help remain calm and focused on remaining emotionally/physically healthy https://www.bustle.com/p/7-self-care-apps-to-help-you-stay-balanced-in-2019-15643553

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS IN THE HOME SETTING

Positive behavior strategies for parents to use to improve completion of schoolwork, chores, and following directions at home.

Behavior Support Help from Yale-Parent Cue Cards-quick tips/help with behavioral/emotional concerns https://www.greatschools.org/gk/cue-cards/

Resources for supporting children's emotional well being and social skills-Across all grade levels https://heartmindonline.org/resources/for-families

Parent Toolkit-Academic and Mental Health Resources-Resources to help children with math, reading, financial literacy, and emotional support for students across all grade levels (K-12) http://www.parenttoolkit.com/

REMOTE LEARNING STRATEGIES

Remote Learning Tips for Students with AD/HD-Short Article with Strategies to Increase Success for Students with AD/HD in online/remote learning https://nyulangone.org/news/how-help-children-attention-problems-navigate-remote-learning

Parent Toolkit- Parent Toolkit-Academic and Mental Health Resources-Resources to help children with math, reading, financial literacy, and emotional support for students across all grade levels (K-12) http://www.parenttoolkit.com/

8 Tips for Parents-Remote Learning-Quick article that outlines helpful strategies to use at home in supporting students in remote learning https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/online-learning-how-to-prepare-child?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=covid-apr20-fm&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1bKqvor66QIVnINaBR3YvgoGEAAYBCAAEgL8r_D_BwE

Michigan Alliance for Families-Information about supporting students with disabilities during COVID-19 in remote learning, input regarding IEP meetings during COVID-19, and how IEPs will be followed during distance learning https://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/covid19/


UCS COVID-19 Building Signage Slideshow
Examples of signage posted throughout district buildings.