It’s Okay to Say “NO”
Often, adults have the attitude that children should not say “no” or question authority. However, it’s best to hear a child’s “no” as a way of disagreeing. We want children to say “no” when faced with peer pressure and inappropriate situations. The tricky part is meeting in the middle and teaching children how to disagree respectfully, and, as a mom, it’s even harder to look into your own parenting habits.
We are thrilled to announce our staff members were able to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in late January. With the first round of vaccines complete, CRCC employees are feeling excited and hopeful for a return to normalcy!
On January 14, CRCC hosted our second Family Advocacy Series with Jessica Kroeker from Project Harmony. Jessica is a part of the Trauma Matters Omaha team and focuses her work on therapy and clinical social work. She spoke about why recognizing trauma, crisis, and stress in children is critical to their development.
What is grief? Maybe you think we all grieve the same way - all experience the same emotions in a given timeline. What if someone is grieving longer or shorter than we think is ‘normal’? Well, research now shows and supports that grief is different for everyone.
Technology is fantastic and wonderful; however, we also need to consider and be aware of the downside, just as with everything else. Technology has created a false sense of immunity and dissemination of responsibility, this is called the online disinhibition effect. It describes the loosening of social restrictions and inhibitions that are normally present in face-to-face interactions that takes place in interaction on the internet.