The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on children and teens, disrupting almost every facet of their lives. In our upcoming forum, “COVID Questions: Helping Kids and Families Cope,” experts will discuss how kids and their families can better cope with pandemic-related issues such as remote schooling, quarantines, and isolation, along with external events such as political unrest and additional stressors.
The virtual town hall will be held Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 pm over Zoom. Participants can take part at https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96156145654. The presentation will also be livestreamed over In This Together Cambria’s Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/inthistogethercambria.
Chip Minemyer, editor of The Tribune-Democrat, will moderate the discussion between Heidi Niebauer, family advocate with Magellan Health; Tracy Tredennick, MSW, LCSW, licensed therapist with Pediatric Care Specialists Behavioral Health Services; and Martha Faust, M.Ed., program director for Beginnings Parents as Teachers in-home visiting program.
Tuesday’s event will be the fourth COVID Questions forum presented to date. Additional COVID Questions forums are planned as follows:
“COVID Questions” is an ongoing series featuring various experts to answer questions, dispel myths, and confirm how others are doing their share to curb the pandemic. The series is part of a larger effort in partnership with In This Together Cambria, an all-volunteer organization of local residents partnering to make Cambria County a better place to live, The Tribune-Democrat, and Pitt-Johnstown.
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Martha Faust, M.Ed., is the program director for Beginnings Parents as Teachers in-home visiting program. She helps families with young children build on their strengths and understand their children’s actions. She has 20 years of experience working with young children and their families.
Heidi Niebauer is a member and family advocate with Magellan Health, where she works with the MY LIFE program for youth and young adults. She has worked since 2005 in social services in many sectors, including mental health, developmental disabilities, youth and families, secondary and elementary education, and workforce development.
Tracy Tredennick, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed therapist with Pediatric Care Specialists Behavioral Health Services in Johnstown. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders and PTSD. A Johnstown native, she has many years of experience working with child, adolescent and adult populations.