This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss caring for, and working with, kids and youth who have experienced trauma of any kind, including the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic and racialized trauma. Thank you to our panelists: Samantha Behmke, Head Start Behavior Intervention Specialist with Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative; DeShara Doub, school mental health practitioner and Founder/CEO of Vision of Promise LLC; Jill Gay, Director of Programs and Services at Family Nurturing Center; and Marcie Timmerman, Executive Director of Mental Health America of Kentucky.

Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid, conscious discipline, and trauma and resilience trainings offered by the Bounce Coalition.

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