Child and Adolescent Mental Health Amid COVID-19: Reflection, Response, and Resiliency (MCPH - Health Literacy & COVID-19)

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Target Audience

Community Health Workers / Citizen Advocations and other interested individuals part of the Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) Health Literacy and COVID-19 Plan.

Description

This Training is funded through the Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) Health Literacy and COVID-19 Plan, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) grant initiative.

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.

This program is designed for community health workers, community advocates and health educators. The course will address the skills required for effective patient education. These include, health literacy assessment, reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy, and critical analysis as well as communication and interaction skills. The participant will have the opportunity within the program to practice the use of plain language and teach back methods as effective tools to communicate and confirm patient understanding. Additional information on educational and community resources for the health care educator will be discussed.



Date/Time
Thursday, March 16, 2023
12:00pm-3:15pm

Speaker Information
Amy Levine, MSW, LCSW


Who Should Attend?
Community Health Workers / Citizen Advocations and other interested individuals part of the Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) Health Literacy and COVID-19 Plan.

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.

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

Cortney Fowler BSBA

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Amy Levine MSW LCSW
Date(s)
Mar 16, 2023
Time
12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
0.30 - CEU
3.00 - Contact Hours
Location
Live Webinar
Room
Zoom
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Mar 16, 2023
Time
12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location
Live Webinar
Room
Zoom
Fees
$0.00
Free Registration
Credits
0.30
CEU
3.00
Contact Hours