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Kinship Families and Mental Health
Have we had enough yet? Youth, families, and providers have been dealing with a pandemic, cultural tensions, and community violence – oh my.

Join us for a special, 60-minute Lunch & Learn webinar with Jon S. Rice, LCSW-R, from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Office of Prevention and Health Initiatives.

Jon will help participants develop techniques to build an inner sense of calm, connect with others and be courageous in these stormy times. This time together will offer a chance to acknowledge your experiences and explore practices that open space for healing, value everyone's story (feelings, thoughts, and experiences), and foster healthier relationships.

The presentation will also include an introduction and overview of services provided by the NYS Kinship Navigator from Rae Glaser, Director.

Jon integrates his passion for restorative practices and clinical work developed over the past 3 decades to support wellness and healing. He is also a Senior Clinician with Albany Health Management Associates, Inc. and a member of the global Self-Leadership Collaborative. His roles in community-based services over his career serving children, families, and the community have included: Supervisor of School Social Work Services; Therapist; Playground Director; Division Director; Coach; Board Member; and Survivor Outreach Liaison. He’s worked in diverse settings including a neighborhood center, trauma survivors’ programs, forensic and public mental health, and a community action agency.

Join us on Thursday, August 18, from 12 – 1 p.m., to find out how you can be the “I” in the storm, and use restorative practices to support yourself, then others, during turbulent times.

Aug 18, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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