Pro-Act Learning Lunch Series

Online Event, Philadelphia

We invite you to attend this weekly learning series to connect with experts in many topics of interest to our staff, peers and members. Our experts will provide information and resources to create an informative experience with topics that impact the recovering community. The goal is to provide a topical educational series benefitting Recovery Support Specialists (RSS) working with peers by increasing their knowledge and access to services for special populations. This series will be held every Wednesday starting January 20th through March 17th at 12:30 pm. Please use the link to register for 1 or all events in the series.

Addressing the Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Children with Serious Emotional Disorders

Since March 2020, children across the country have been isolated at home participating in distance learning.  The impacts academically, socially and emotionally have been staggering, particularly for children with pre-existing serious emotional disorders and their families.  There has been a reduction in referrals to child protective services, an increase in isolation, depression, anxiety, and a decrease in engagement which can lead to lower academic success.  What do all of these things mean in the short-term and the long-term?  What can be done to attempt to mitigate some of these adverse effects?  Join our Roundtable Discussion as we provide information and answer your questions. By the end of the roundtable discussion, participants will be able to: Understand the impact of distance learning on academic outcomes Explain the social-emotional impacts of distance learning Describe two trauma-informed, resilience-oriented strategies to address the impacts Presenters Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, Director, Children and Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health Pamela Black, MA, Educational Consultant, Trauma Sensitive Education, LLC When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select “Enter as a Guest,” enter the name and state of the participant in the “Name” field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on “Enter Room.” For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar. Should they need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad [...]

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