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Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

Wed March 10, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

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About This Webinar:

Providing care for families and children is uniquely important during times of crisis and disaster. Preparing for and dealing with disasters can lead to difficult feelings, conversations, and concern. During COVID-19, each family has faced unique challenges and each member of the family has experienced the current health emergency in different ways. This session will discuss practical tips and strategies for clinicians and support service providers working with parents as they navigate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and with children as caring adults work to foster successful socio-emotional development and resilience. This session will also speak to the need to plan for increases in domestic violence and child maltreatment during emergencies, and what serving victims in this context looks like.

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Beth Meeks
Director of Capacity and Technical Assistance
National Network to End Domestic Violence

Kathleen Chiarantona
Family Advocacy Program
Office of Military Family Readiness Policy
DoD, Military Community and Family Policy

Sara Johnson
, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Co-Director of the Ruth and Norman Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Information will be added as it becomes available.

Session Materials

This session is part of the 2021 Military Family Readiness Academy series entitled Disaster and Hazard Readiness in Action. Participants can choose from a range of sessions that will prepare providers to support the readiness and wellbeing of military families during disasters and hazards in areas such as caregiving, children and family needs, nutrition, and finances.

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