Module 4

Staying Connected: Communication, Relationships and Role Management

COVID-19 has brought on a variety of challenges making everyday connections more complex. In these 2 videos Dr. Scott Cypers and Mandy Doria will discuss the importance of social connectedness and themes that contribute such as bi-directional support, authenticity, and vulnerability. Topics include common struggles that have emerged in family relationships, role management, and team dynamics. Strategies for managing these stressors and improving communication and connection will be explored. Additional content to supplement these videos can be found in pages 12-18 of the Toolkit.

Video 1

Video 2


Please watch this 3-minute Video on Empathy vs. Sympathy to wrap up this module’s material:

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  • Books
    • The 5 Love Languages - Gary Chapman (Find “Learn Your Love Language” quizzes at
    • The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work - John Gottman and Nan Silver
    • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples - Harville Hendrix, PhD
    • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—And Keep—Love - Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A. (Take the Attachment quiz on their website
    • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety - Dr. Tamar Chansky