Thursday, June 25th, 2020
AAIMH Monthly Webinar Meeting
My Teacher Wears a Mask: A Social Story for Young Children
Some children may have caregivers who have already worn masks in public spaces or in summer program classrooms. They may even wear a mask themselves; however, to be proactive, Project PLAY (UAMS) and A-State Childhood Services teams have written a super cute and easy story to share with children about masks—what they are for and what they are not for. This is something new, not scary. We have included activities for infants and toddlers as well as for older Pre-K children. We will also discuss some easy, developmentally appropriate ways to talk about health and safety concerns with children, and ways that we can all stay healthy physically, and emotionally, during this time.
Kimberly Whitman, LCSW, ECMHC
Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. Kim has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including work with the adults, the military, families, and most recently, evidence-based treatment for young children, for 20 years. Kim is currently the Director of Early Childhood Mental Health Programs at UAMS and supervises the Project PLAY Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation team here in AR.
Leslie Dudley, M.Ed
Leslie Corbell MEd is an A-State Conscious Discipline specialist. She has worked with children and adults of all ages for 30 years and is especially interested in responsive care and education. Her coaching focus supports and encourages teachers and parents to be present and attune to children for effective teaching.
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