October 9, 2020| Trauma-Informed Communication: How to Talk to Youth After Tragedy

presented by Nekeshia Hammond, Psy.D. 

Many children and teens experience personal or vicarious trauma, yet well-meaning individuals in their lives may not know how to respond. It is critical to understand that our youth perceive and process trauma differently than adults. In this interactive session, participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), youth brain development related to trauma, talking with youth after a violent or tragic event, and interventions to build resiliency in children and teens.


October 16, 2020 | Trauma & PTSD in First Responders, Military Personnel and Veterans

presented by Amie Newins, Ph.D. 

First responders and military personnel are exposed to a wide range of potentially traumatic events, and COVID-19, along with recent turmoil in our communities, are no exception. During this presentation, participants will learn about several evidence-based treatments available for trauma-related disorders and how to help individuals experiencing increased stress during these challenging times.


October 23, 2020 | Finding Your Virtual Comfort Zone in the Era of 


Telehealth Treatment

presented by Kelly Kraus, MA, LMHC, SMA Healthcare 

One of the challenges experienced during COVID-19 has been the switch to telehealth in many aspects of medical care, especially among behavioral health providers and mental health clients. In this webinar, participants will learn strategies for finding their virtual comfort zone, whether as a provider transitioning to telehealth and assisting clients with this new treatment style, or as a client wanting to get the most out of their telehealth experience.


Additional information on each presenter is available on their registration links.  Photos Below.  

Nekeshia Hammond, Psy.D.
Amie Newins, Ph.D.
Kelly Kraus, M.A., L.M.H.C., SMA Healthcare