New Webinar Series

Join KVC Hospitals for a 3-part webinar series providing FREE CEUs. You can sign up to attend one, two, or all three webinars. You will receive 1 CEU for each webinar you attend as they are each one hour in duration. Our mental health experts will discuss the pandemic’s impact on children’s brain development and mental health and share practical ways care providers can support them.

These CEUs are approved by the Kansas & Missouri State Committees of Social Workers and can be used by any profession that recognizes State Committee for Social Worker approved CEUs.

Webinar 1: Understanding the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis

Tuesday, September 14 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CDT

This training will discuss how COVID-19 has affected the behavioral and mental health of children and families. We will focus on how isolation, disrupted routines, lack of “normalcy,” and other challenges have impacted youth in their development and mental wellbeing. We will also discuss effective interventions you can use to help support youth and/or families who are struggling to cope.

In this training, you will learn:

  • How the pandemic has affected youth behavior, specifically the increased rates of substance misuse and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • The impacts of adversity and trauma on a child’s healthy brain development.
  • Warning signs a child may be in crisis and what you can do to help.

Presenters:

Sara Schlagel, LSCSW, LCSW, Director of Program and Staff Development

Annmarie Arensberg, LCSW, LSCSW, Director of Clinical Operations

 

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Webinar 2: How to Help Youth Build Social-Emotional Skills for Healthy Coping

Monday, September 20 from 12 p.m.  – 1 p.m. CDT

As we are better understanding the pandemic’s effects on youth mental health, professionals and caregivers must be equipped with the tools needed to help youth build coping and resiliency skills. This training will focus on different ways you can help children and teens build social and emotional skills as they adjust to their new “normals” in life.

In this training, you will learn:

  • Practical ways you can help children and families begin to reintegrate as we return to some levels of “normalcy.”
  • Specific ways you can promote resiliency in youth.
  • Tools and strategies for helping youth build social and emotional skills.

Presenters:

James Roberson, LMSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services

Sara Schlagel, LSCSW, LCSW, Director of Program and Staff Development

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Webinar 3: Caring for Yourself, the “Helper,” in the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis

Thursday, September 30 from 12 p.m.  – 1 p.m. CDT

This training will review how COVID-19 has impacted you and your colleagues—the “helpers” who are supporting children and families in coping with the pandemic. We will focus on the impacts of uncertainty and fear, changes in normalcy, and challenges that were faced in meeting personal and professional expectations during unprecedented times. We will also teach about resiliency-building tools and other strategies to improve self-care and wellbeing.

In this training, you will learn:

  • Information and examples of how the pandemic has and will continue to affect the “helpers.”
  • An overview of adversity and how it impacts our mental health wellbeing.
  • Resiliency skills that professionals in helping fields can use to practice self-care.

Presenters:

Kimberly O’Connor-Soule, LSCSW, Vice President of Clinical Advancement

Sara Schlagel, LSCSW, LCSW, Director of Program and Staff Development

 

Register here!

 

Click here to learn more about each of our presenters and read their bios.

For questions or if you’re having an issue registering, please reach out to us at hospitals@kvc.org