We’ve surpassed a year of living within a global pandemic, where the lives of children and youth have been transformed in ways we never thought possible. The worry and stress surrounding social distancing, masking and hand-washing may be diminishing as they’ve become components in their daily routines, however other aspects have created new and evolving psychological and emotional challenges.
In support of our customers and their employees across the country, on Tuesday, June 22nd, Homewood Health will be hosting a webinar focused on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on children:
COVID-19: Supporting Children’s Mental Health. Hosted by Emma Rickard.
In this session, Homewood Health will discuss the psychological impacts the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has on our children, while highlighting factors that can promote and preserve their mental health, well-being and resiliency during and beyond the pandemic.
Please note that this webinar will be recorded and posted to the Homewood Health website one week following the final session.
Emma Rickard B.S.W. (Hons.), Post Grad. Dip. Mental Health (Dist.), R.S.W (Alberta and B.C.)
Emma’s background is in Social Work, and she has over 30 year’s related work experience in New Zealand, England and Canada. She has worked in a broad range of clinical settings including; child protection, rehabilitation, private practice and community based mental health. In addition she has educational and training experience both in a university setting, preparing social work students for practice, and as an experienced workshop presenter. Emma has worked in the EFAP field in Canada for 15 years; offering direct counselling to clients, facilitating and developing workshops, with experience in program development. She has held a clinical leadership position for the last 10 years; liaising with customers, clinicians and clients to maintain the clinical excellence of the services provided. Emma joined Homewood Health in 2014 and is a Regional Director for the EFAP program.