Family Support During Crisis

Stock photo of multigenerational family.

Faculty and staff from across the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute have partnered to provide a series of videos that offer practical tips and tools for families during this time of change and stress related to COVID-19.

Additional information is also available on our COVID-19 Resources page.

 Patricia Zemantic, PhD

Planning and Keeping Reasonable Schedules

Video Link (6:21)

Patricia Zemantic, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Zemantic's video provides strategies for planning and keeping schedules, including practical tools to support implementing schedules at home.

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 Mindy Chadwell

Reducing Family Stress and Increasing Coping

Video Link (11:55)

Mindy Chadwell, Ph.D., BCBA

Dr. Chadwell provides information on typical stress responses in children and families and offers practical strategies to reduce stress and promote mental wellness.

Billie Retzlaff

Avoiding Challenging Behavior

Video Link (16:35)

Billie J. Retzlaff, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LMHP

Dr. Retzlaff offers tips on how to avoid problem behavior and teaches families how to respond if problem behaviors do show up.

Whitney Strong-Bak

Talking to Young Children about COVID-19

Video Link (13:23)

Whitney Strong-Bak, Ph.D.

Dr. Strong-Bak’s video offers families strategies to explain the current public health crisis in child-friendly ways, and provides resources and information to help young kids cope.

 Laura Phipps

Practical Tips for Mealtime

Video Link (4:33)

Laura Phipps, EdS, BCBA

This video provides recommendations on how to maintain practical mealtime routines at home. Hosted by Laura Phipps, Munroe-Meyer Institute iCASD Pediatric Feeding Disorders Department.

 

Contact Us

Contact Renee McMahon with questions about these resources or for more information.
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