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Family Violence During the Age of Covid: Can’t We All Just Get Along
December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
This program offers 1.0 CEs for Psychologists and 1.0 BBS California CEUs for LMFTs, LPCC’s and LCSWs.
This program is free and open to all
Presented by Dr. Clive Kennedy
The presenter will review research about how families have been affected by the pandemic, increasing stressorsthat triggerexisting challenges experienced by children, adolescents, and even adults. Customary methods of measuring abuse and trauma have been less effective and may misrepresent existing levels of Family Violence experienced within communities nationwide. In addition,recent practicesthatcontribute tohigher levels of community violence as well as other factors that have impacted urban communities over the past decade will also be discussed. For example, to address recognized excesses in mass incarceration, there have been increases in the numbers ofpreviously incarcerated individuals released to urban communities(Harris, 2015; Piel, J, 2020).While these areessential parts of criminal justice reform, there has been insufficient culturallycompetentmental health services available to families within these communities(Mowen, T.J.& Fisher, B.W., 2021). Another existing social movement is the increased consumption of social media by children within urban communities. In conjunction with the increased exposure to popular youth mediaby urbanchildren(Owens, JD; Hicks, H; & Reynolds, SD, 2017) there have been concerns about the exposure of urban children to Popular Youth Music Media (Owens, J.D.and Smith B.H., 2016). During the increased home schooling within the pandemic,therehas been even more exposure to social andentertainment media. Strategies will be offered that address family challenges during these unprecedented times.