The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives and go about our day-to-day routines. Thirty-five-year-old Penick “Nick” Clark is dealing with it remarkably well with some adjustments and supports through Michelle P. Waiver, which he has through the developmental and intellectual disabilities program at Seven Counties Services.
Acute Child Psychiatric Services at Seven Counties Services is a small team of passionate mental health professionals who meet kids and families at some of their most trying times to help with behavior needs. Our clients, children and youth ages 3-18, are dealing with an imminent risk and crisis. We may not know its cause immediately, but what we do know is it is a red flag. A distress signal in the darkness, the child navigating their world, their traumas, the onslaught of stressors (2020, right?) the best way their brains and bodies know how. It may take the form of harmful behavior, physical or emotional, to themselves and others, behavior that may be considered oppositional, uncooperative, attention seeking, or manipulative. These frames can be limiting. It can pigeonhole a parent into correction and anger instead of connection and guidance.
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The needs of businesses are drastically different than a mere six months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, some are struggling to survive and often their productivity needs go unmet. Finding talent and dedicated employees is even more challenging in an employment landscape that has been turned upside down this year, although there are passionate people eager to work.