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Program Updates 

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the cancelation or postponement of all events and gatherings of 50 or more people over the next eight weeks. As a result, the County of SLO Behavioral Health Department is postponing all in person trainings and events. This includes all SLO County Friday Night Live programming, including chapter meetings, events, and Board meetings. Thank you for your understanding at this time!

Get the latest news and information about COVID-19 in SLO County from www.readyslo.org

 

For information about Behavioral Health Services during the Coronavirus outbreak, visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/BHCovid19

If you are in crisis, please call the SLO Hotline at (800)783-0607. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741-741.

To begin behavioral health services, please call the access line at (800) 838-1381.

For information about San Luis Obispo County schools, visit the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education website or your school district’s website (linked below)

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education: Covid-19 Information:

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District

Atascadero Unified School District

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

Cayucos Elementary School District

San Miguel Joint Union School District

Coast Unified School District

Shandon Joint Unified School District

Lucia Mar School District

Templeton Unified School District

School breakfast and lunch programs are continuing throughout the region. Please check your district’s communication for updated information or follow this link to the list being provided by the

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lqto4rwYdn5h8zzC0nyp3zsxNcwN7B5jTdUVwG5tdGM/edit

Make a Mood Board

Get in touch with your creative side and make a moodboard! Choose a topic (leadership, FNL, mental health, traffic safety, etc.) and find words and photos that inspire you on that topic. Maybe you’re reflecting on what makes you a good leader, maybe you want to make something for mental health month, the sky is the limit!

 

Make sure to share your boards with us on Instagram and FB @slo.fnl so we can feature your creations!

Digital Kick Butts Day Activities

 Just because you're at home doesn't mean you can't participate in Kick Butts Day on March 20th! 

 

  1. Goto considertheconsequences.ca and complete their interactive activities about vaping. 

  2. Visit truthinitiative.org to learn about tobacco use in the media. Then try an experiment of your own and count how many times you see tobacco or vaping products used on TV. Were you surprised? Does it match what you see in real life? 

Chair Hat Toss

Like Horse Shoe toss, but indoors!

 

Turn over a kitchen chair so that its legs stick up.

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Find a hat — baseball is best but winter and cowboy work.

 

Try to throw the hat onto the legs of the chair.

 

That’s it. Want to complicate it a bit? Give each leg a point value.

Kahoot

Test your knowledge and challenge your friends or family members to a round of Kahoot on some of our favorite FNL topics!

 

Mental Health: https://create.kahoot.it/share/mental-health-high-school/a1a9b114-c731-4d56-af35-e96b8e98aee9

 

Drugs & Alcohol: https://create.kahoot.it/share/atod-for-high-school/28e0f8d5-267c-4ac3-9554-7f1e91978fe5

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Create a scavenger hunt to play on your own or with your family members! Begin by sitting down and brainstorming 20 commonly found household items (a fork, a photo album, a toothbrush, etc.). Then, write all those items down on a list so that everyone in the group has the same list of items. Once you have the list ready, set a timer and send everyone out to find those items. First player to find all the items is the winner! Don't want to make your own list, find some at

www.kcedventures.com/blog/indoor-scavenger-hunt-for-kids

Glitter Jar

When we cannot find the words to describe how we feel or what we are thinking, it helps to find other ways to demonstrate the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

A glitter jar is one of the most powerful visual metaphors for that connection; it illustrates how mindfulness—the cultivation of stillness in the face of swirling chaos of life—affects us. This activity is helpful for all ages!

54321 Grounding Exercise

5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Exercise

Use this activity to help manage racing thoughts, stress, or anxiety and ground yourself in the moment! Take a moment and write down 5 things you see, 4 things you feel, 3 things you hear, 2 things you smell, and 1 thing you taste.

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Coping Skills Survival Guide

Spend some time filling in this worksheet with your favorite healthy coping skills! Consider how different coping skills can be more/less helpful in different situations. Once you've created your guide, make sure to use your coping skills!

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RAIN Activity

Throughout life, we will experience many ‘storms.’ During difficult times it’s completely normal to experience a large range of emotions. Use this activity to help you reflect on how you are feeling and how you can change your perception.

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How I Feel Today Worksheet

Sitting down and having some time to reflect on how we are feeling, is very important. Especially is times where we are not on our normal schedule and we are struggling to understand all that is going on. Fill out this worksheet to better understand how you are feeling. Feel free to share it with a parent, friend, or just reflect on it yourself.  

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Deep Belly Breathing

Deep belly breathing has a variety of benefits physically and emotionally. Take a few minutes to get in a comfortable position, relax any tense muscles, and close your eyes (if comfortable). Place your hands on your belly and slowly begin to inhale through your nose for 3-5 slow seconds. Then begin to breathe out through your mouth for the same amount of time. Notice your belly rise and fall with your breath. Repeat this process several times until you feel relaxed.

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Social Story

In this time of unknown, it is important for us all to know that it is okay to feel all different kinds of emotions. Sometimes, having a story to relate to is helpful. Here is a social story created for the topic of COVID-19.

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