On Thursday, May 13th, National EAP hosted an educational event: Collective Trauma: How to Support Your Teens While Taking Care of Yourself, with mental health expert, Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, CCTP. As a result of the stress and anxiety of COVID-19, National EAP has invited Kristin to talk over the mental health needs of parents and adolescents that have appeared during the pandemic, as well as signs and symptoms parents can look for in order to recognize when they should be seeking outside support for their children.
Kristin holds a Master’s degree in psychology and Creative Arts Therapies, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and presents workshops which discuss the impact of trauma on the adolescent brain and reviews ways to use the creative arts to foster authentic connections with teens and build resilience in the face of collective trauma. Kristin is passionate about the integration of holistic care in the treatment milieu to address the myriad of stressors that today’s teens face. She believes that higher levels of emotional resilience allow teens to more easily adapt to stressful situations or crises, with fewer negative effects.