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Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar to Address
How to Speak to Children After a Traumatic Event
Lexington, Ky. (April 3, 2018) — Natural disasters, accidents and violence are topics that we hear of often, but how do they affect children? Traumatic events can sometimes cause fear and anxiety in children, which is why Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold an upcoming free seminar focused on talking to children after an emotionally disturbing or devastating event.
“Unfortunately, all too often we hear of an incident like a school shooting, which can have a lasting impact on children,” said Lisa Prewitt, lead behavioral health outreach coordinator, Our Lady of Peace. “We want to help educate parents, family members and teachers on what symptoms children may exhibit after going through a traumatic experience, such as separation anxiety or trouble sleeping, and how to help children move forward through the recovery process.”
The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Tates Creek Elementary School, located at 1113 Centre Parkway in Lexington. The speaker for the seminar is Mia Perry, a licensed clinical social worker with Our Lady of Peace who works with children, adolescents and adults in Lexington who are struggling with behavioral health and substance use issues.
Media wanting to attend this seminar should contact David McArthur with KentuckyOne Health in advance. Interviews will be offered before the seminar begins.
This seminar is part of the 2018 Peace for Parents educational series. Through the program, Our Lady of Peace experts host educational seminars to help parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors and others who want to learn more about how to face challenging issues with children and adolescents. The seminars usually last an hour.
Interested individuals are encouraged to register in advance. Registration is free and can be done by calling Lisa Prewitt at 502.432.2011, or by emailing [email protected].
To view upcoming seminars in the 2018 Peace for Parents educations series, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/our-lady-of-peace-patients-guests-peace-for-parents-seminars.
About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital. Founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the 220-bed hospital is one of the largest behavioral health facilities in the nation, providing care for children, adolescents and adults. Its Children’s Peace Center is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of youth inpatient behavioral health services in the country. Peace operates a full continuum of behavioral health and substance use services for patients, including specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, forensic issues for females, and/or co-occurring substance use issues. The hospital was the nation’s first behavioral health care center to open a retail pharmacist-operated, long-acting injection clinic. The clinic was established to help people adhere to prescribed medications for behavioral health conditions, such as drug addiction and schizophrenia.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.