By Vuyiswa Mdlalo in News, Releases with Comments Off on The Teddy Bear Foundation striving to protect children through prevention and intervention programs.
The Teddy Bear Foundation SAFE Presentations
The Teddy Bear
Foundation strive to protect children, combatting child abuse through
prevention and intervention programs.
The SAFE program is
part of the intervention process, empowering learners with knowledge and skills,
to identify, prevent and report child abuse
presentations are available to be presented to grade 7 – 12 learners, as
requested. The presentations can be done at school, as well as in the form of
virtual presentations, taking in consideration the current COVID pandemic. Each
presentation are facilitated within a forty five minute timeframe, in small
class groups. It is proposed that each grade be divided into two groups and
By Vuyiswa Mdlalo in News, Releases with Comments Off on Children need play as much as they need fresh air.
Play Today – The Urgent Phasing in of Essential
Outdoor Social Play for South Africa’s Children
“The true character of society is revealed in how it treats its children.”
“A child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter
concerning the child.”
Children’s Act 38 of 2005, section 9
“Children need play as much as they need fresh air, clean water, and
nutritious food. This plan looks like an excellent way to allow play while
minimizing the risk of exposure to Covid-19.”
Dr Peter Gray, USA, an author on the impact of play deprivation on children’s mental health,
commenting on the draft guidelines offered in this document. An example of his work can be
How to manage stress and anxiety about corona virus
Normalize feelings of stress and anxiety
We should discuss with patients that all of us can expect to feel
some stress and concern about the corona virus situation and the uncertainty
Accept that there is STIGMA with those who contract it. Always
“normalise” this and encourage accepting it rather than trying to deny it.
The situation is definitely stressful for all of us and we should acknowledge
this with our patients.
Encourage patients to maintain their daily
routine as much as possible
This is a standard recommendation for stressful times and applies to
the corona virus situation as well...