Let’s Talk About Mental Health & the Holidays
Gabrielle Parker, LMSW, is a therapist at CHRIS 180’s Adamsville location with Fulton County Behavioral Health. Gabrielle works with children, adolescents and their families that may be experiencing mental health challenges, family issues, stress or trauma.
Josee’ Muldrew is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and school-based therapist at Price Middle School. Josee’ has earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.
Our two wonderful speakers cover some of the topics below:
- Children a feeling a lot of loneliness and lack of peer support resulting in shutting down and withdrawing or acting out
- Creating structure at home or thru school can help create a safe space for children, however
- The structure should include a place for children to have choice, so they are more open to participating
- Creating new holiday traditions is also a good idea by looking for opportunities to unplug and connect with family and friends
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Mental Health America – COVID Resources
Mental Health America : Georgia
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress – information for families with homebound children
A Safe Circle for Little U, a Read Aloud Story written by Paris Goodyear Brown