Supporting Youth During The Return to School

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

September Webinar:

Supporting Youth During The Return to School

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Adolescence is already a confusing time without added concerns about social media, safety in schools, staying healthy, family financial security, and loss of loved ones—so we shouldn’t be surprised that the rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, and other mental health conditions are on the rise. Please join Kids Mental Health Pierce County and Mary Bridge’s YES Program in a community webinar for parents and caregivers to help support youth during their return to school.

This webinar will provide an overview of:

  • Mental Health Status of Youth
  • Primary Impact of Mental  Health Challenges
  • Anxiety and Depression Signs and Symptoms
  • Supports and Strategies for Our Youth
  • Supports and Strategies for Ourselves
  • Supports and Strategies for the Year

Featured Speakers:

Tovah Denaro (She/Her)
Educational and Behavioral Consultant @Innovative Behavioral Consulting, LLC

Since 2011, Tovah Fairshot has provided specialized educational and behavioral services to youth, ranging K-12. Tovah served as a special education teacher in Seattle Public Schools, a behavior specialist and curriculum developer in Las Vegas, and a district behavior specialist and PBIS Coach for Federal Way Public Schools, the most diverse school district in Washington state. Tovah found her passion developing relationships, building wraparound supports, and educating youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) within a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. From her experiences in the classroom and developing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum in a variety of school districts, Tovah focused on changing and growing school climate and culture to aid in the support for all students and staff, through Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems (PBIS). As an education consultant with an emphasis on building an efficient and results-driven system that meets

Chris Ladish, Ph.D
Chief Clinical Officer @Mary Bridge Children’s| MultiCare Behavioral Health

Chris Ladish, PhD is the Chief Clinical Officer of Pediatric Behavioral Health at Mary Bridge Children’s and MultiCare Behavior Health. Dr. Ladish is a licensed clinical psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist and joined MultiCare in 1996. Dr. Ladish’s areas of expertise include pediatric psychology and neuropsychology, brain injury, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, and gender affirming healthcare. Dr. Ladish serves on the steering committee of Kids’ Mental Health, Pierce County and is a member of the MultiCare Behavioral Health and Pierce County Behavioral Health Advisory Boards. She is passionate about improving health equity and access for all children in need of behavioral health care. Prior to joining MultiCare, Dr. Ladish obtained her doctorate from Washington State University and completed internships and fellowships at the University of Washington and Stanford schools of medicine. Dr. Ladish resides in Renton, Washington with her wife and their two teenagers.

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