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Helping Children, Youth, and Families Cope After Mass Violence

Tue, Jun 7th 2022 08:00 am

Helping Children, Youth, and Families Cope After Mass Violence - Tips for Parents, Educators and Youth Serving Systems/Providers - Thursday, June 9, 2022, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is conducting a webinar to address the needs of children and youth after the recent tragedies throughout the nation. Topics will include understanding common reactions in children and youth, supporting immediate and long-term needs, and helping parents and caregivers support themselves. The webinar will also address reactions to hate-based violence and impacts of racial trauma for youth of color.

The presentation will help parents, educators and other systems and programs who serve children and youth (pediatric primary care, afterschool and summer programs, faith-based organizations, child welfare and juvenile justice, etc.). While we discuss the impact of the tragic events in Buffalo and Texas, the focus will be statewide and touch on addressing trauma resulting from increases in mass violence broadly.   To accommodate the considerable interest for information, OMH will again record the event and make files available for download on at the website below. 

Additional resources for New Yorkers impacted by the Buffalo shooting are available at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/disaster_resources/emergency-mental-health-resources.html.


Thursday, June 9, 2022, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Event link: https://meetny-events.webex.com/meetny-events/j.php?MTID=m1e5f38bf7eb7d19e8de0f8bec9a58fcc

Password: OMHwebinar2022 (66493246 from phones)