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COVID and Post-Trauma Care Part 1: Supports for Transitioning Young Adults Impacted by COVID-19 and other Traumas
December 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This three-part series examines challenges specific populations experience in response to COVID and other traumatic events. Part 1 focuses on transition-aged young adults (ages 16-24 years old). Many mental illnesses first become evident during this age range. Psychological and social challenges around identity, independence, sexuality, work/career coincide at a time when they decrease seeking support from parents or guardians. This webinar will discuss the challenges faced by this population, as well as resources that can help them reach a stable sense of self and confidence. A Community of Practice session will follow for practitioners to discuss related experiences and approaches specific to transition-aged adults.
- Describe how COVID-19 and other traumatic experiences are impacting the mental health of transition aged young adults
- Identify resources young adults find effective and preferable to manage their health and well-being
- Identify strategies to effectively connect young adults with resources to support successful transitions to adulthood
The COVID webinars and follow-up communities of practice sessions continue in January 2021. Part 2 will focus on work with adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Part 3 will address work with first responders.