The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center and the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center present a joint webinar, "Resources for Supporting the Mental Health and Well-being of Children and Families During COVID-19."
About this Resource:
These are difficult times for many families struggling to cope with job losses or working from home while managing the added responsibility of child care and home schooling. This webinar will focus on the mental health and well-being of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and the early data that provides insight into the challenges and opportunities for substance misuse prevention practitioners to support families and communities during this time. The webinar will also highlight many of the resources available from Child Trends, the nation’s leading research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives of children and youth, especially those who are most vulnerable. The webinar will also discuss how these resources can be applied in your agency and community setting.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Learn about Child Trends’ resources on supporting the mental health and well-being of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Understand how these resources can be applied to direct service work and program leadership.
- Become familiar with additional Child Trends resources designed to support the well-being of children and families
- Community and state-level prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members, and treatment professionals working to prevent substance misuse.
About the Presenter:
Jessica Dym Bartlett, M.S.W., Ph.D., is Program Director of Early Childhood Research at Child Trends. She conducts evaluation and applied research on interventions to promote the emotional and relational well-being of children and families exposed to trauma and adversity, including child abuse and neglect, child and parent mental health problems, and natural disasters, with a focus on prevention and promotion of resilience. Dr. Bartlett is Principal Investigator (PI) of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) on the impact of the Newborn Behavioral Observations on maternal mental health and mother-infant relationships at Harvard Medical School, lead evaluator for the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and developer of a toolkit to mitigate childhood trauma in the face of disasters and pandemics.
This event is part of The Well-Being Series - Connections During COVID-19: Mental Wellness Webinars for Families and Educators. Click here to learn more about our series of webinars for kids, parents, and educators, focusing on mental wellness and suicide prevention.