The Kids Aren’t Alright: A Call to Action

The Kids Aren't Alright: A Call to Action - September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, WV 25701
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Format: In Person
Presenter: Healthy Connections

Join us on September 22, 2022 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm ET for this free, one-day, hybrid event.

Multiple generations have been negatively impacted by substance use and trauma. Join us for this FREE solution-focused, one-day conference hosted by Healthy Connections and the ACES Coalition. Talks will focus on evidence-based interventions, establishing protective factors, and supporting children and families. Interactive workshops will connect community members developing innovative ideas to respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) in our community.

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Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Professor | PhD, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Dr. Carol M. Smith is a nationally board certified Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds terminal degrees in Counselor education and in Biomedical Ethics. As Professor of Counseling, she coordinates Marshall University's Violence, Loss, and Trauma Certificate of Advanced Studies. She serves as Vice-President of the West Virginia ACES Coalition. She is Founding President of the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling (IARTC). She has presented at the state, regional, national, and international levels since 1996. Her major research interests include grief, loss, and trauma counseling; the neurobiology of traumatic stress; creativity and resilience; and the intersection of biomedical ethics and the mental health needs of those navigating health care dilemmas.

If you are unable to attend the live conference, all sessions will be recorded and made available to review online at a later date.