The Children's and Youth Mental Health Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina offered this webinar to assist parents in helping children in grades 6-12 deal with grief, stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The presenters: Mollee Reitz and Delois Burney Ward
Mollee Reitz is a nationally certified counselor (NCC) & licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC). She received her master's degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2015. She has worked as an outpatient therapist, a school-based therapist, a school counselor, a private practice therapist & a wellness director. She currently works as the Wellness Director at Christ Church, Charlotte, where she provides to children, adolescents, adults & families short-term counseling, mental health & wellness educational opportunities & advocacy.
Delois Ward is a retired mental health practioner with a long list of accomplishments. She received her masters from the University of the District of Columbia in 1979 & has worked as a researcher in infant mental health at the National Institute of Mental Health & at Howard University, Department of Pediatrics, Child Development Center. She was the coordinator of Linking Infant Needs with Community Services [LINCS] in Fairfax County, VA department of Mental Health. She has served as treasurer of the Virginia Association of Infant Mental Health, and taught as an adjunct professor at VA Community College.
Watch the version for preschool and elementary-age children: vimeo.com/436232882