Navigating Trauma for Kids & Teens: Back-to-School & COVID-19
Navigating Trauma for Kids & Teens: Back-to-School & COVID
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
Trauma comes in many different forms for kids and teens, and that includes pandemic-induced social isolation, abrupt routine changes, distance learning, new and old feelings of anxiety and stress, and so much more that they've been through this last year and a half +. That's right, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a traumatic experience for everyone (we're calling it like it is), but kids and teens have felt it especially hard — particularly as it relates to their school experience. Trauma can have varying effects on a child's developing brain, oftentimes significantly impacting their ability to succeed, socially and academically, in school. These 18 months and all that have come with them have compounded already-present traumatic stress for so many kids, and in-turn increased the likelihood of behavioral, academic, and social challenges. Join Brightline's webinar to learn more about how these experiences can alter a child’s ability to function in school and the ways we can support them and their families.
During this free, 60-minute webinar, we will:
- Discuss the ways COVID-19 has increased traumatic stress
- Identify ways trauma impacts the developing brain
- Explore ways trauma presents itself in the school setting
- Review the ways in which parents and caregivers, teachers, and school administrators can provide support
This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.
Meet the Speakers:
Kyleigh Klein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and behavioral therapist at Brightline. She has experience working with trauma-related challenges, anxiety, depression, communication struggles, self-esteem issues, and challenges with emotional regulation. She also enjoys working on the parent-child relationship, focusing on attachment and bonding.
A significant amount of Kyleigh’s clinical experience has centered around treating anxiety-related challenges in elementary-aged children and pre-teens. Additionally, she specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ population and enjoys walking alongside adolescents as they explore their identities.
Kyleigh holds a master’s degree in counseling from Denver Seminary.