Contributed by Alexandra Back, ATR-BC, LPC
Director of Creative Arts Programs
Supporting Teens in Self-Isolation
Allow teens to express their emotions without trying to “fix” them or negate them.
Give them a sense of autonomy – i.e. what food to cook, structuring their day schedule, etc etc.
Reinforce healthy sleep patterns, eating habits, daily exercise, and overall structure.
Encourage teens to maintain their social networks – friends, coaches, teachers, etc.
Be An Example
Be a good role model – exhibit healthy self-care and coping skills in the home environment.