No matter who you are or where you live, we are all feeling this global crisis in difficult and unique ways. At Flamboyan, we know that educators and families have felt the challenge of maintaining strong relationships to support student success in a time of physical and social distancing. We also know that these strong relationships are key to not just supporting students, but supporting one another through anxiety and uncertainty.
The Wellness Check-In is a tool that provides educators with a way to connect with families and students during difficult times and let them know that you are thinking of them, concerned about them, and available as a resource. During the check-in, practice empathic listening, pay attention to what families share, and let the family or student do most of the talking. While using this tool, it’s important to keep in mind that you should not feel pressured to have all the answers to questions or concerns that families may raise, but be sure to keep a record of any needs that emerge.