Dr. Charlene Myklebust will be presenting the keynote address at the PACER’s Children and Young Adults Mental Health Conference on October 2, from 9:00-9:45am, Pacer Mental Health Conference. To register, go to http://www.pacer.org/workshops/.
The title of Dr. Myklebust’s presentation is “COVID 19 and Current Events: Impact on the Mental Health of Youth and How Tuning in and Engaging Families Promotes Healing”.
She will share findings about how COVID 19 and disturbing media stories and images have exacerbated children’s mental health disorders over the past 2 years. Attunement, which is the positive reactivity we have towards our children, is essential for strengthening adult-child relationships. When teachers, mental health professionals, and families engage in active collaboration and partnerships, youth resilience is strengthened and social and emotional skills are nurtured.