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September 8, 2020

6 Things to Know about Mental Health during COVID-19

Whether we are a parent, student, teacher, employee, advocate, or community member, the shock, uncertainty, and sadness accompanying COVID-19 impacts all of us and threatens our mental health and well-being. This is especially true for those of us with underlying mental health issues — with potentially long-term ramifications we have yet to imagine.

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July 30, 2020

5 Easy, Quick, & Free Things You Can Do to Support Your Scholars Right Now

Helping students cope within our quickly changing environment is a high priority for many of our members, but where should you start? We’ve narrowed the options into these five simple strategies you can implement today!

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July 14, 2020

Still Working Remotely? Or Heading Back to the Office Soon? Our Top Tips for Succeeding at Either

Although most of our NSPA’s members are reporting a continuation of their remote work arrangement for the foreseeable future, some are heading back to their brick-and-mortar workplace before the summer ends. Whichever your situation, we’ve sourced industry recommendations, peppered with our own experiences, to help you navigate your workweek successfully.

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July 14, 2020

2 Great Articles - & Our Biggest Takeaways - On How to Answer Tough Questions

Organizations face difficult decisions right now, and want to be responsive to stakeholders about where they’re at and where they’re headed. Whether it’s responding to students’ increasing needs, addressing staff or Board members, or speaking to the broader community, it’s important to be transparent and offer useful information.

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July 14, 2020

3 Resources to Help Understand How Coronavirus Has Changed the Fall 2020 Academic Term

As communities across the United States and the world slowly reopen, students, families, and higher education professionals continue to face many unanswered questions. Will students return to cam- pus in the fall? Will they continue to learn online? Are potential or current students changing their 2020-2021 plans? If so, how? Where can incoming or transfer students find information about the institutions they’re considering?

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July 14, 2020

Be Purposeful about Organizational, Programmatic, & Personal Change: Start with Your Why

Lately we’ve heard a lot about Simon Sinek’s 2011 Start with Why book and TED Talk. Within the past few weeks we’ve learned that it inspired one NSPA member to start a scholar alumni association, and another to pivot to timely and responsive scholar supports during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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July 14, 2020

NSPA COVID-19 Information Center Resources

NSPA is curating information to provide up-to-date answers to your most pressing questions. We have several Trending Topics listed in our COVID-19 Information Center. You can find a resource list, organized by topic, below.

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