Nooksack Youth Can Now Join Behavioral Health Groups Virtually

Behavioral Health, Health Center

Join weekly age-appropriate group sessions virtually with Nooksack Behavioral Health, effective May 5th.

Nooksack Tribal community members, your child can now participate twice a week in virtual groups hosted by the Nooksack Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Nooksack After School Program.

Purpose of Behavioral Health Groups: In addition to keeping children physically safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also important to care for their emotional health. Children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. Children may struggle with significant adjustments to their routines (e.g., schools and child care closuressocial distancing, home confinement), which may interfere with their sense of structure, predictability, and security. Young people, even infants and toddlers, are keen observers of people and environments, and they notice and react to stress in their parents and other caregivers, peers, and community members. They may ask direct questions about what is happening now or what will happen in the future and may behave differently in reaction to strong feelings (e.g., fear, worry, sadness, anger) about the pandemic and related conditions. Children also may worry about their own safety and the safety of their loved ones; how they will get their basic needs met (e.g., food, shelter, clothing); and uncertainties for the future. In supporting an individual’s resilience to childhood adversity, our weekly Behavioral Health groups will offer structure and will discuss and answer questions in an age-appropriate way to reduce anxiety and promote wellness and social emotional health.

Please call Behavioral Health to register your child with a phone number or email. Once registered, you will receive a reminder before the scheduled group meeting.

Also, please call us to resolve any barriers or problems your child may face in getting online for virtual group participation. We will do our best to help you.

Nooksack Behavioral Health: 360-966-2376