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Navigating the Unknowns-speaks to what everyone on Earth is facing now. The Covid-19 Pandemic is bringing never-before-seen changes to daily life. Young children wonder why they cannot see their friends and go to school, teenagers are missing out on rites-of-passage, and college students and other young adults have returned home to live with their parents. This series of brief podcasts features several experts talking about these circumstances and what we can do to best manage the associated stress.

The FRIENDS National Center partnered with the Jordan Institute for Families at UNC-Chapel Hill to produce the seven podcasts available in the FRIENDS' website Media Library, 


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 A study reviewed about 1,150 sources to examine family processes and child well-being. Themes are discussed related to advances made in the literature because of increased attention to complexity and specificity, advances that were made because of increased attention to family processes in diverse families, the importance of time in the study of family processes and child and adolescent well-being, and strengths in family functioning. 

National Council on Family Relations (NCFP)


This brief explains the increased forced isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the experiences of loss and disconnection among children and adolescents in foster care. It notes that in-person visits are what many children and teens in foster care rely on for connection and hope and these visitations are being put on hold for everyone’s physical health and safety. Dougy.org


This Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse (ATSA) online course was developed to provide training and materials for mental health clinicians, substance abuse treatment providers, parents, caregivers, and youth on the complex intersections between psychological trauma and co-occurring substance abuse and dependency. The course includes an interactive online module on “Understanding Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Among Adolescents,” a webinar and lecture presentation featuring expert faculty from the NCTSN, and a four-part Train-the-Trainer video series entitled “Trauma and Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding and Working with Youth and Their Caregivers.”

You will need to go to the site first and register - then you can go to the course. Link to NCTSN: https://learn.nctsn.org/login/index.php