COVID COMPASS | Social Resource Page

April 13, 2020

ACTIVITIES

While we are all doing our best to practice social distancing, this is a challenging and unexpected time for all of us. Communicating with your friends, loved ones, and coworkers is even more important now.

Make Your Connections More Meaningful
Even though you’re following your local guidelines, it’s important for our well-being to stay connected with family, friends, and everyone else. But, who can you rely on, and who could use your support? Learn which contacts can help you when you feel stressed, want to try something new, or just need to talk. Get started with this activity.
Map your social connections (PDF download).

Spark a Great Conversation
Are you ready to talk about anything else besides COVID-19? I know we are. Our behaviorists designed this activity to help you stay connected with others while strengthening your bond and creating positive moments with your family, friends, and social groups.
See our tips for sparking conversation (PDF download).


RESOURCES

Center for the Science of Social Connection: Staying Connected During COVID-19 | WEBSITE
This University of Washington research center provides some rationale for staying connected with others during this time and provides some examples of how to do so.

American Psychological Association: Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe | WEBSITE
Provides a summary of research and recommendations from top psychologists, including key definitions, expectations, and how to cope with changing social scenery.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress | WEBSITE
Provides pandemic response fact sheets on various topics that would fit under stress reduction or social connection and links to additional resources.


COVID COMPASS INDEX

COVID COMPASS MAIN PAGE
INFORMATION RESOURCE PAGE | STRESS RESOURCE PAGE