Webinar: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 in Children, Families and Communities through Prevention Strategies


Co-Hosted By: Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network

Presented by: Maureen Underwood & Associates, LCC.


The world climate of uncertainty, fear and worry enveloping the COVID pandemic has created new challenges for many people.  Prevention professionals are concerned about the rise in negative mental health outcomes and projected increases in suicide risk, domestic violence, and substance use.  While that risk appears to be escalating, COVID19 has made prevention both more relatable and more relevant.  This webinar takes a look at some of the challenges caused by the uncertainty of COVID19, including chronic stress, emotional distress, and loss through the lens of prevention.  It will provide strategies and solutions for health promotion, with practical tips that translate theory into workable practice.  It will also provide guidelines for implementing prevention strategies and educating clients on prevention.  A workbook via a downloadable PDF will accompany the training to reinforce the concepts provided in the webinar and for use as an ongoing resource.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify at least 3 ways people are coping with the uncertainty of COVID

2. Name 2 ways in which prevention strategies can be used to address emerging COVID concerns

3. Distinguish between emotional distress and trauma

4. Name 3 ways that post traumatic growth manifests itself

5. Identify their personal style of resilience

About Maureen Underwood

Maureen Underwood, LCSW was named Social Worker of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the NASW for her work in the aftermath of 9/11. She has a practice specialty in grief and trauma and has been working with children and families impacted by trauma since the 1980s. She has just completed a May, 2020 webinar series, Trauma Informed Clinical Care During COVID19, for Monmouth County, NJ, which received an average rating of 4.79 on a 5 point Likert scale.

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