Child and Adolescent Mental Health Amid COVID-19: Reflection, Response, and Resilience

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

Without question, the global pandemic of 2020-2021 has had a significant impact on children, adolescents, and families across North Carolina. Key indicators of mental health and well-being suggest that children and adolescents, in particular, are experiencing declines in mental health and academic performance and have inadequate access to services to support their complex needs. But how can we best understand how children and youth have experienced the effects of the pandemic, and how do we respond effectively as human service professionals? In this presentation, we will review what we know about the current state of child and adolescent mental health in North Carolina and will link this to policy and practice applications for our everyday work. We will explore how the pandemic highlighted existing health disparities for children and families with marginalized identities and link this to a need for advocacy work within North Carolina. We will also underscore the importance of remaining resilient as professionals amid a challenging practice landscape and will discuss how to implement lessons learned from the pandemic to drive practice innovations aimed at supporting child and family well-being.

Faculty
Amy Levine, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Instructor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

This presenter is being supported through a partnership between UNC-CH, School of Social Work and the NCAHEC Program.

Webinar Information
This webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page.

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Objectives

  • Describe the current research on mental health outcomes for children and adolescents in North Carolina amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Explore human service policy and practice implications for responding effectively to impacts of the pandemic on children, youth, and families
  • Examine “lessons learned” from providing human services to children and families over the past two years and identify innovations in policy and practice that may serve youth and families in the coming months.
  • Discuss the strain on human service professionals navigating changing practice landscapes and highlight strategies for supporting personal and professional well-being.
  • Define and describe health disparities and other issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion related to the impact of COVID-19 on child and family wellbeing.

Contact

Gabriela Staley MEd, 704 512 6523

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Amy Levine MSW LCSW
Date(s)
Sep 28, 2022
Time
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Check-In Time
12:45 PM
Credit
0.30 - CEU
3.00 - Contact Hours
3.00 - NBCC Hours
3.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
Location
Live Webinar
Details
Status
Filled
Date(s)
Sep 28, 2022
Time
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location
Live Webinar
Fees
$60.00
Registration Fee.
Credits
0.30
CEU
3.00
Contact Hours
3.00
NBCC Hours
3.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists