“That’s what I’ve got – Fear itself. ”

This was the answer a beloved television sitcom character gave when reminded of President Franklin Roosevelt’s iconic words:

“The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.”

Who is not grappling with fears, stresses, and anxieties during this unprecedented and volatile time?

As other organizations have done in response to the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended on-site programming and are operating and carrying on our work only remotely. Fortunately, regularly posting resources of use to our clients, partners, and others allied with our mission of breaking the cycle of intergenerational incarceration continues unaltered – and safely, as always.

In this video from Ruth M. Buczynski, PhD, President and Licensed Psychologist of The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, we have an opportunity to “eavesdrop” as this expert and two colleagues share tips on how they help their clients cope with anxieties exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, including tips on coping with the consequences of mandates to social distance and self-quarantine.