From the School Counselor: Tips for Caring for Your Teen During Quarantine

Samantha Borkovic (lk)
For parents of middle and upper school students, here is a roundup of several articles we found helpful for supporting teenagers. If your child needs additional support from a medical professional, please contact Samantha Borkovic, our school counselor, for suggestions within the Vero Beach area. Many therapists are offering virtual counseling resources to make services accessible to everyone.

Click the headline in the eNews for a list of valuable resources from our school counselors.

  • Lisa Damour is a clinical psychologist who consults with independent schools. She wrote about strategies for parenting teenagers during the quarantine, especially while special events like class trips, prom and graduation are getting postponed or canceled.
  • The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is emphasizing that daily structure, limitations on screentime and news exposure and reframing our thoughts can be helpful. 
  • Need coping strategies for stress? Check out this resource from the CDC that also includes tips for talking with your teen about the pandemic.
  • The Freedom from Chemical Dependency organization advises parents to continue being healthy and positive role models about drugs and alcohol during the quarantine.
Samantha I. Borkovic, M. Ed., NCC
School Counselor & Water Camp Director
Saint Edward's School
You can schedule an appointment with me via Google Calendar. If no times are available, just email or call me to set an alternate slot.