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Adam’s Place Hosting Summer Webinars For Las Vegas Educators on Impacts of COVID-19

Local nonprofit, Adam’s Place, is hosting two virtual seminars in June of 2020 targeting K-12 educators and counselors.

The events will focus on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and teens, and how local schools can prepare to be strong support systems outside the home.

The webinars will be presented by Dr. David Schonfeld MD, a globally recognized pediatrician based at UCLA’s Children Medical Center. He will conduct the informative sessions via Zoom online platform, focusing on 2 main topics: “Supporting Children during the Pandemic” and “Supporting Students Coping with Grief & Loss”.

“We want to bring a little more understanding to how children react to this current crisis and how we can anticipate on how we can help them through these difficult times,” said Dr. Schonfeld. “We are also going to be looking at how we can support grieving students as well as the schools as they deal with the loss experienced associated with the pandemic.”

Adam’s Place founder, Kelly Thomas Boyers, said the widespread anxiety and fear over the COVID19 Pandemic are resulting in greater awareness of the importance of mental health resources. This makes the work and cooperation between the nonprofit and the local educational community even more poignant during these stressful times.

“Adam’s Place Education and Training Series is committed to bringing local and national experts to Southern Nevada to support professionals and volunteers working with youth coping with loss, change and grief,” said Thomas-Boyers. “We have developed a network of resources over the past 10 years, and now more than ever, we want to scale out our reach and provide high quality programs for our local partners. Raising awareness, competency and sensitivity in school and other work cultures will will help build a resilient community.”

Adam’s Place currently works with more than 300 youths every year. The non-profit also provides quarterly workshops on healthy coping skills for adults, along with training for teachers, counselors, and social workers. A new program called “Music U” is a collaboration with local musical mentors giving children a chance to expand their coping skills in a healthy way. Other ongoing services include Junior Camp Cope, Adult Parenting Skills Programs, In-School Camp Cope Programs, Quarterly Healthy Coping Workshops, Quarterly Family Connections Events, Spring Well Corporate Employee training and On- Site Support Group Facilitation, along with Motivational Guest Speaker Engagements.

The summer series webinars are set for the following dates & times:
June 10th 10AM – 11:30AM
June 24th 10AM – 11:30AM

The events are free to attend but space for these webinars are limited. For more information and how to register, please use this site or call 702.202.3891. Donations and sponsorships for Adam’s Place programs and services are always appreciated. All of the money received stays here in the local community.


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