Our entire county has shifted down on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, now functioning in the bottom two tiers of trying to secure our basic human or physiological needs while also dealing with stress and anxiety as it relates to feeling safe. We need to acknowledge that esteem and achievement cannot be realized without first feeling connected, safe, and having our basic needs met.
The Family Discussion Guide, along with using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, will help teams assess
and then problem solve how to pull resources and services together to better serve their students
during this time of angst and uncertainty.
Additional resources you can use are Child Mind and the Bruce Perry video which outlines the impact of stress; Stress and Resilience: Covid 19.