Addressing the Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Children with Serious Emotional Disorders

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 09:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Adobe Connect
Support Phone
+1 (800) 459-5680
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

National Council for Behavioral Health
Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, and Pamela Black, MA
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Training Overview Description

Since March 2020, children across the country have been isolated at home participating in distance learning. The impacts academically, socially and emotionally have been staggering, particularly for children with pre-existing serious emotional disorders and their families.

Event-specific Details

There has been a reduction in referrals to child protective services, an increase in isolation, depression, anxiety, and a decrease in engagement which can lead to lower academic success. What do all of these things mean in the short-term and the long-term? What can be done to attempt to mitigate some of these adverse effects? Join our Roundtable Discussion as we provide information and answer your questions.

By the end of the roundtable discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of distance learning on academic outcomes
  • Explain the social-emotional impacts of distance learning
  • Describe two trauma-informed, resilience-oriented strategies to address the impacts


Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, Director, Children and Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
Pamela Black, MA, Educational Consultant, Trauma Sensitive Education, LLC

**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.

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Thank you!

Registration Information

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented by the National Council for Behavioral Health, called “Addressing the Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Children with Serious Emotional Disorders”.

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