What to Do (4) - Responding to COVID-19 for Youth Formerly in Care
This is "Post Four" of a series on COVID-19.
"The uncertainty of this time can bring up old trauma wounds that remind us of times of deprivation and uprooting in the past." This insight introduces this new video from Sarah, a FFY, LCSW, and Empty Frames Initiative board member. In the video below, Sarah encourages us to exercise self-compassion as we're experiencing the emotional and physical effects of COVID-19.
Encouraging notes from this video:
"Even if everything is taken from us, we will not be starting from scratch. We will be starting from experience."
"Our feelings change, and so it's ok that our responses do too. Be flexible with yourself."
"Love your neighbor as yourself. Because I believe that God recognizes our need for self love, knowing that our love starts with Him and extends to us before it extends to others."
'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-32