As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, families are struggling to adjust to the new normal. Helping children feel safe, keeping up with schoolwork, and keeping them entertained is no easy task. As adults are the most powerful role models children have, participants in this workshop will learn how to balance talking to children about the seriousness of the pandemic, while maintaining a calm and consistent presence in their household and/or workplace (school, daycare, etc.) to reduce anxiety.
Attendees Will Learn
-Learn how to talk to children about the coronavirus in an age-appropriate way
-Teach children necessary skills to cope with anxiety, stress, grief and loss
-Learn concrete strategies for managing family life in quarantine
About This Speaker
Erin is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over ten years of experience working with children and families. She received her Master of Social Work degree at Salem State University in 2012. She has spent the last 5 years working as an intensive in-home family therapist helping to support children with significant mental health challenges. As a registered yoga teacher that specializes in treating trauma, anxiety and depression with yoga poses and mindfulness practices, she finds that combining individual mental health treatment with a consistent yoga practice can be a powerful healing tool.
Education & Experience
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- Master of Social Work degree- Salem State University
- Over ten years of experience working with children and families
- Formal training in motivational interviewing and trauma-focused evidence-based practices including the Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC) model
- Co-leader for outcomes-based Parenting Journey groups
"I received very positive feedback following our session with Erin from employees with and without children. Thank you so much for the recommendation!"