It’s no secret that the mental health needs of youth have been intensifying. Getting young people the treatment they need in a crisis has become a greater challenge because of the length of time they must spend in the emergency room (often more than 12 hours) waiting for risk assessments and acute follow up care. […]
Experts are predicting a wave of mental health issues as a direct outcome of the trauma and uncertainty associated with COVID-19. In this presentation, we explore how educators and parents can proactively address trauma, in themselves and their children, to minimize the long-term fallout from the pandemic crisis.