Pamela Cantor, M.D. Forbes Interview with Phyllis Lockett
In the article, “Nurturing The Resilience Of Our Students In The Wake Of The Traumas Of COVID-19 And Racism,” Cantor and Lockett discuss how trauma affects student learning and how students and educators are responding to the current unrest caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality against People of Color. During the interview, Cantor also shares how adults and children can build resilience in the face of adversity. An excerpt reads:
Lockett: In what ways should educators and parents refocus their approach with children to ease the stress?
Cantor: The human relationship is the most powerful buffer we have against the effects of stress and we all need it—both adults and kids. Today, in the time of COVID-19, we have no choice but to focus on relationship building. A calm brain is necessary for learning. The path to a calm brain depends on strong relationships, establishing routines and building resilience. At Turnaround for Children, we call these the new Three R’s: the three non-negotiables for healthy development, learning and stress management.
Read the full interview in Forbes.