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