Mahopac, N.Y.: In response to caused by the spread of Covid-19, LifeSize, a video and audio telecommunications company based in Austin, Texas, is making available to health and other organizations, businesses, NGO or governmental agencies 6 months free enterprise grade high definition, fully secure with end to end encrypted video conferencing service.
Andrew Powers, owner and CEO of local Mahopac based tax and business advisory service firm Powers & Company, is coordinating with LifeSize CEO Craig Malloy to bring this service to local preschoolers and other youths symptomatically struggling with sudden isolation from their fellow students, teachers, educational aids and other daily shared routines by bringing these LifeSize services to local preschools and other educational institutions as well as social service agencies struggling to support children, seniors and other community members.
As reported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), an organization founded by The U.S. Congress, along with many renown children’s hospitals and organizations, millions of children are being traumatically effected by sudden changes in their lives brought about by mandatory isolation resulting from this deadly virus. Associated with sudden disruption of normal daily activities and disconnect from their fellow students, friends, teachers, aides and others including cousins, grandparents and such, children are suffering abnormal night terrors that, along with fears and confusion associated with quarantines and isolation, have been determined to be extremely developmentally harmful.
Ava Lee Updegraff, Mr. Powers’ 4 year old granddaughter who attends the Creative Kids Preschool, was reported by her mother Michelle as having suffered recurring dreams that she awakens to find that her parents are gone and that she is totally alone. Deeply concerned regarding Ava’s emotional wellbeing, combined with the fact that Mr. Powers was aware that numerous cases are being reported of adults experiencing abnormal and vivid dreams, they decided to look into this further only to find that this was a major concern for toddlers and young adults.
These children need something to take their minds off this situation along with a means of mitigating the trauma. It was Mrs. Updegraff who arrived at the idea of scheduling sessions whereby toddlers such as her daughter, Ava, could collaborate with her friends from school as well as her teachers and other preschool workers who had become engrained as a part of her daily routine.
Having shared this thought with her father, Mr. Powers then contacted Craig Malloy of LifeSize to see what could be done to streamline and expediate utilization of the collaboration video conferencing services that LifeSize was making available.
Although this is only one means of addressing the problems faced by our youths, it is a major step in the right direction and hopefully will inspire other ideas as well.
Mr. Powers of Powers & Company can be reached at 914-393-1377. For further information regarding how you can take advantage of this offer from LifeSize, or for further information regarding either the company or their services including their renown collaboration video conferencing and other A/V telecommunications services, visit www.lifesize.com or call 877-347-7933.