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Kids Count in Our Community – The Pandemic Hits Home

April 7, 2021

An exciting announcement…

The Mahoney Family Event Fund hosts Kids Count in Our Community: the Pandemic Hits Home, April 7, 2021, 5:30-7pm.

This free webinar aims to mitigate the traumatic impact of the pandemic on kids and families by offering paths to insight and immediate tools and resources. Expert panelists will address the ongoing stressors that kids and parents are experiencing during the Covid 19 pandemic. Each will offer resources and answers to pressing questions about preventing difficult events at home. Parents, families, caregivers, educators and community are invited to attend to find support and reassurance.

Too many people are feeling continuous levels of toxic stress that are damaging to well-being and complicating daily life. Too many families are overwhelmed, under-equipped and unraveling. The panel below is guided by two concerns: How can we reduce stress for parents and caregivers? How can we reduce stress for our children?

Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School, speaking on toxic stress and nurturing parents;

District Attorney Marian Ryan, Middlesex County, reporting on the effects of the pandemic from her justice enforcement perspective and providing support resources;

Koa Goode, LSW Supervisor, Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, addressing effective tools for parenting during stressful times;

Tammy Bernardi, Prevention Training Specialist, Children’s Trust, Boston, focusing on child abuse prevention;

Fiona Jensen, Executive Director of Calmer Choice, providing easy meditation tools to promote well-being.

The Mahoney Family Events Fund raises both awareness and money for frontline organizations dealing with youth in crisis, trauma and violence. Past recipients include: United Teen Equality Center; Alternative House; Center for Hope and Healing; the Michael B. Christensen Center; Strongwater Farm; Tewksbury Police Department Domestic Violence Unit and Notre Dame Academy.

The Mahoney Family Event Fund is a fiscally sponsored partnership with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF). Please consider your most generous support of this event by going to the GLCF website at https://glcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1410

Lowell Telecommunications Corporation is our technical partner for this event. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dCLWDaA_SQOvojpVC6qnIg

For information please contact Event Fund founder Maureen Mahoney at mahoney.maureen@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Dr.HughRuthandJohnMahoney for weekly updates.

Thank you from the Mahoney Family Event Fund Committee: Maureen Mahoney, Peg Shanahan, Maura Sullivan Norton, Judy Lalime, and Barbara Dunsford.


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