Families dealing with COVID-19 are facing a myriad of stressors that pile on top of their already complex lives, raising the risks for family conflict and violence. This webinar explores the added safety risks families are coping with and outlines a variety of strategies that can be successfully implemented using telehealth to strengthen families’ capacities for managing this pandemic safely. In this session, participants will learn assessment and safety considerations in the time of self-isolation and quarantine and gain tools and skills to use with families to build protective skills and resources.
Vikki Rompala, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of social work practice and management experience. She has been an Affiliate of NCTSN since 2011 and was the former chair of the NCTSN Partnering with Youth and Families committee from 2007-2011.
Laurel Kiser, PhD, MBA, University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine, is a Psychologist working in the field for over 40 years. She leads the Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center, a Category II Center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Along with a dedicated team of clinicians and families, she developed Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR), an intervention designed specifically for families coping with chronic and severe stress and trauma.
Note: This is the second session of the Preventing and Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 Series, an online series brought to you by the MHTTC Network and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. For more information on the series and other upcoming sessions, please click here.