Building a Resilient Westchester - Strengthening Youth and Families
Join us for this virtual presentation by Family Ties of Westchester, as we discuss opportunities for building resilience within youth and families during these difficult times. We will explore the concept of "trauma-informed" practices, offer practical tools for strengthening communication and interpersonal relationships, and identify critical local resources that can support youth and family well-being.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
This virtual program will be recorded and will have live captioning service available from a third-party provider. Instructions on how to access the program, which will be conducted on the Zoom platform, will be emailed to registrants prior to the program date.
Family Ties is Westchester County's only independent Family Peer Support organization. For more than 30 years, they have provided support, education and advocacy services to families affected by trauma, unmet behavioral health needs and other life challenges. They promote the well-being of families through lived experience and on-the-ground expertise, in the belief that, with access to the right tools and resources, every family is able to thrive.
Presenters/Facilitators for this event include:
Kerry Whelan-Megley, MS, LMSW - Executive Director of Family Ties of Westchester. Kerry has more than 20 years of experience supporting parents and caregivers across Westchester County in accessing the tools and resources they need to become full partners in the decision-making process for their children's wellbeing.
Basia Kinglake, LMSW - Clinical Director of Family Ties of Westchester. Basia has an extensive clinical background with an expertise in early childhood development. Basia leverages her previous role as an administrator with the Westchester County Department of Community Mental to navigate the complexities of our local child-serving systems and ensure family members get connected to resources and programs that address their individual needs
Kaveen Bartlett, LMSW - Manager of the Family Ties of Westchester, Yonkers Family Resource Center. Kaveen is the parent of two energetic, twin boys.
Tori Shaw, LCSW - Program Coordinator, Children’s Mental Health Services, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health
This event is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.