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Healing from the Tornado: Parenting and Child Wellness

Nov 11, 2021 to Nov 11, 2021 7 - 8pm

Date: Thursday 11/11
Time: 7-8p
Age Group: Adults 18+

Program Format: In-Person in the UDPL Auditorium, a recording of the event will be made available 24/7 on this webpage after the event

Description: Presented by Upper Dublin Mental Health First Aid. The tornado associated with Hurricane Ida ripped through our neighborhoods and left our landscapes and lives changed in its wake. After trees are removed, houses begin repairs and school and work re-stabilize, you may notice that there are still emotional scars that have yet to heal.

Have your children presented new fears? Are they more clingy than typical? Are they struggling in school or exhibiting new concerning behaviors? Are you worried about facing the holidays? Often kids express their distress through behaviors rather than words. Please join us to learn about ways in which kids can exhibit reactions to trauma and how to support them. You will learn strategies of how to help them process their feelings and gain resilience and a sense of control. There will be a presentation followed by question-and-answer period.

Healing from the Tornado: Parenting and Child Wellness – PDF of presentation slides with embedded links

Shoshana Wortman Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a private practice in Blue Bell, PA. She specializes in trauma and anxiety among other areas, and works with children, teens, and adults. Dr. Wortman is also a consulting supervisor for Victim Services Center of Montgomery County. She earned her doctorate at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She has been practicing psychology for over 15 years and is a member of the Upper Dublin community.

Michelle Salerno Sigman Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a registered and board certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) with a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University in New York. She has worked in mental health since 2001 in a variety of clinical settings and with all ages. Currently, she does outpatient therapy for individuals of all ages and families. She is also an Upper Dublin resident and co-director of SPEAC of Upper Dublin.

Avril Takiff-Weiner LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania for 19 years. Since earning her Masters degree in Social Work from Syracuse University, she has worked in various settings, all specializing in children, adolescents, and young adults. Some of these include Residential Treatment, Youth Detention, Private Practice, and school settings. She also specializes in trauma, anxiety, and parenting skills. She is a member of the community of Upper Dublin and looking forward to working with you.

Registration: Online registration required. Click here to register.

Partner Programs: 12/16 Healing from the Tornado: Adult Resilience and Recovery & 1/13/22 Healing from the Tornado: Community Healing for Responders


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