Being apart from each other hasn’t been easy for anyone. Listen to Fairfax County Public Schools’ Healthy Minds podcast to hear how we are all handling uncertainty, get new ideas how to help your child, friends and families feel better, and learn about how to help yourself feel stronger and more energized. If you need a little help to feel ok, it’s ok- the Healthy Minds podcast is here for you.
Online All the Time: Finding Balance in our Virtual World
Join FCPS Instructional Technology Specialist Tammy Sisk; a 26 year veteran, for a conversation on how to create balance and well-being within our current virtual learning and living environment.
Tammi shares practical strategies for students, families, and educators, who are looking for ways to find balance and increase their knowledge of digital citizenship.
Activating Empathy in Children
Today's Healthy Minds podcast teaches us ways to activate empathy in children. Empathy is an essential component for all of us to build strong relationships. Join Bethany Koszelak, FCPS’ Mental Health and Wellness Specialist to hear about action strategies on how to model empathy and open caring dialogues with children, or anyone, during these challenging times.
Warning Signs of Addiction
Join us for a conversation with substance abuse counselor Kelly Rankin. We talk about the early signs of substance use disorder, and how to have an important conversation with your child about addiction.
Preventing Youth Suicide
In today's podcast, we meet Whitney McDonough, a social worker at West Potomac High School and FCPS employee for more than 25 years. Whitney provides information and resources about teen suicide prevention and a program available to FCPS parents and students called SOS - Signs of Suicide. Participants learn how to Acknowledge, Care, and Tell or ACT.
Meet Olde Creek Elementary School psychologist Ellen Goldberger. Ellen addresses the important issue of self control; knowing how to recognize when children (and adults) are losing self-control and tips on how to regain it. These strategies can also help families during the ongoing virtual learning days and into the future.
Practicing Coping Skills with Executive Functioning
We chat with Langley High School psychologist Anna Davis about executive functioning. Executive functioning is a set of skills and mental processes that help us to plan, focus our attention, manage tasks, and control our impulses.