Resources for Supporting the Mental Health and Well-being of Children and Families During COVID-19

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Jessica Dym Bartlett, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Training Overview Description

These are difficult times for many families struggling to cope with job losses or working from home while managing the added responsibility of child care and home schooling. This 90-minute webinar will focus on the mental health and well-being of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic and the early data that provides insight into the challenges and opportunities for substance misuse prevention practitioners to support families and communities during this time.

Event-specific Details

The webinar will also highlight many of the resources available from Child Trends, the nation’s leading research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives of children and youth, especially those who are most vulnerable. The webinar will also discuss how these resources can be applied in your agency and community setting.


  1. Learn about Child Trends’ resources on supporting the mental health and well-being of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Understand how these resources can be applied to direct service work and program leadership.
  3. Become familiar with additional Child Trends resources designed to support the well-being of children and families.


Jessica Dym Bartlett, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Program Director of Early Childhood Research at Child Trends
Dr. Bartlett conducts evaluation and applied research on interventions to promote the emotional and relational well- being of children and families exposed to trauma and adversity, including child abuse and neglect, child and parent mental health problems, and natural disasters, with a focus on prevention and promotion of resilience. Dr. Bartlett is Principal Investigator (PI) of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) on the impact of the Newborn Behavioral Observations on maternal mental health and mother-infant relationships at Harvard Medical School, lead evaluator for the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and developer of a toolkit to mitigate childhood trauma in the face of disasters and pandemics.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Child Welfare
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Education K-12 & Postsecondary faculty, staff, and students

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