All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated.
Date(s) - Sep 10
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
A shocking 187,000 school students have been directly exposed to gun violence since the Columbine school shooting in 1999. Students endure the trauma of being in lockdown and active shooter drills that occur regularly in schools. The role of the parent, school administrator, teacher, and professional working with students has never been more challenging. The emotional and mental health of students is greatly being affected as evidenced by the rise in depression, anxiety, suicide and students’ fear of going to school. This webinar will provide professional insight and therapeutic guidance to successfully engage, nurture and assist students in coping with the frequent and often traumatizing lockdown drills.
Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:
- Uutilizing less traumatizing language when talking to students about lockdown drills and other school violence incidents;
- Teaching students coping techniques to employ during drills;
- Discussing the elements of trauma, identifying trauma, and analyzing how trauma affects behavior and mood;
- Learning the connection between virtual violence found in video games and social media;
- Understanding how drills are affecting students, parents, and educators.
Nancy Kislin, LCSW and Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, former adjunct professor, speaker and author of LOCKDOWN: Talking To Your Kids About School Violence. Nancy maintains a child, adolescent and family psychotherapy office in Chatham, NJ. She is a frequent speaker at parent groups, social service agencies, as well as school. Nancy is passionate about helping parents and children navigate the complex issues confronting children and parents.