The Mahoney Family Event Fund hosts Kids Count in Our Community: the Pandemic Hits Home

This free webinar aims to mitigate the traumatic impact of the pandemic on kids and families by offering paths to insight and immediate tools and resources. Expert panelists will address the ongoing stressors that kids and parents are experiencing during the Covid 19 pandemic. Each will offer resources and answers to pressing questions about preventing difficult events at home. Parents, families, caregivers, educators and community are invited to attend to find support and reassurance.

Too many people are feeling continuous levels of toxic stress that are damaging to well-being and complicating daily life. Too many families are overwhelmed, under-equipped and unravelling. The panel below is guided by two concerns: How can we reduce stress for parents and caregivers? How can we reduce stress for our children?

Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School, speaking on managing stress; effects of the pandemic both short and long term

District Attorney Marian Ryan, Middlesex County, reporting on the effects of the pandemic from her justice enforcement perspective and providing support resources

Koa Goode, LSW Supervisor, Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, addressing effective tools for parenting during stressful times

Tammy Bernardi, Prevention Training Specialist, Children’s Trust, Boston, focusing on child abuse prevention

Fiona Jensen, Executive Director of Calmer Choice, providing easy meditation tools to promote well-being

The Mahoney Family Events Fund raises both awareness and money for frontline organizations dealing with youth in crisis, trauma and violence. Past recipients include: United Teen Equality Center; Alternative House; Center for Hope and Healing; the Michael B. Christensen Center; Strongwater Farm; Tewksbury Police Department Domestic Violence Unit and Notre Dame Academy.

The Mahoney Family Event Fund is a fiscally sponsored partnership with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Lowell Telecommunications Corporation is our technical partner for this event.

Register by clicking here.

For information please contact Mahoney Family Event Fund founder Maureen Mahoney at Follow us on Facebook page for weekly updates.

Donations can be made to the Mahoney Event Fund at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation by clicking here.

Thank you from the Mahoney Family Event Fund Committee: Maureen Mahoney, Peg Shanahan, Maura Sullivan Norton, Judy Lalime, and Barbara Dunsford.