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While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to West Virginia families will continue via telehealth. All interactions will be conducted remotely via phone, email, or video conferencing. In person trainings are being revised and some will be offered remotely with prior registration. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Phone: 855-558-4296
Email: pbs@hsc.wvu.edu

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Coping is a tool to help navigate through the challenges we have during our lifetime. Children do not have the skills to deal with stressors that may take adults a lifetime to develop. Therefore, developing coping skills is essential.

Emotion-focused skills center on feelings and on situations they can’t change, such as losing a pet or not making the team. In these situations, the best they can do is learn how to cope. Remember, try to model a relaxed attitude while demonstrating how to cope with stress effectively, so they know what to do in difficult times. In the future, offer temporary distraction so they can return to the issue when they’re feeling calmer. This list provides a few ideas to use as your immediate coping action plan:

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