Program Description: While stress and anxiety have always been present, we are living through a uniquely stressful period. What are stress, anxiety, and trauma, and how do they impact youth? What behaviors might we see this summer as a result of a year of uncertainty and shared adversity? How does an understanding of stress and anxiety help us prepare for a successful summer camp season? This interactive session will provide a theoretical framework to understand the impact of stress, anxiety, and trauma on our mind and body. URJ Camp Coleman staff will begin to explore key considerations to create a stress-informed summer camp environment.
Know: Professionals will be able to describe the implications of stress, anxiety and trauma caused by current events.
Do: Professionals will begin to integrate the 4 R’s of TIC models into preparation for the summer season.
Feel: Professionals will feel empowered to personally focus on stress regulation and to support student self-regulation during programming.