2021 Webinar Series: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents Due to COVID-19 - Kate Walsh-Soucheray

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Presented by: Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT, Emeritus Webinar Description: Adolescents were more susceptible than adults to the trauma created by COVID-19, due to brain development, lack of life experience, and the limitations imposed on them by the pandemic. COVID-19 produced a significant amount of trauma for adolescents as these young people navigated the lack of social interactions with peers, the lack of a predictable daily schedule, and the ever-present uncertainty that persisted without an end in sight. While the pandemic was difficult for everyone, adolescents were affected in a way that may create a lasting impact throughout their lifetime. Join us for this live webinar and learn tools to guide you in your work with adolescents to help them understand and address the unacknowledged and unprocessed trauma caused by the pandemic. Help these young clients, patients, and members of your church or organization regain confidence and resiliency as you provide an opportunity for them to talk through their thoughts, feelings, and reactions to all that transpired over the 14 months of this abnormal situation created by COVID-19. You will also learn about Post-Traumatic Growth and how adolescents can regain stability and move forward in life with greater confidence. Learning Objectives: Identify characteristics of adolescent brain development and how it was affected by the pandemic; Examine helpful strategies to address the trauma experienced by adolescents, especially that which was created during the pandemic; Describe various mental health tools to assist clinicians to help adolescent clients, patients, or members of their group, to manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, or Suicidal Ideation; Evaluate the many ways faith, as well as a strong prayer life, are significantly helpful to adolescents who are processing traumatic events of the pandemic. Target Audience:
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