Region III Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center’s Families Learning from Families Roundtable: Supporting Emotional Wellness: Coping with Anxiety and Fear During the COVID-19 Pandemic
12 noon-1:00 PM EST [11 AM CT; 10 AM MT]
This is a parent/caregiver ONLY event. This experience is designed to be responsive to the interest and needs unique to historically underserved families. We encourage attendance from parents/caregivers with different backgrounds, including, but not limited to:
• Families of Color
• Families with varied religious backgrounds
• Families of children with disabilities
• Families from lower socioeconomic backgrounds
• Non-traditional families (i.e. LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers, foster families, grandparent caregivers)
Every day, we are overwhelmed with news about the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable event, we invite families from different backgrounds to come together to discuss their anxieties and fears related to the pandemic and learn self and community care strategies for promoting emotional wellness in the age of COVID-19. This virtual roundtable is facilitated by Tracy Pruitt, M.Ed., a trained school counselor specializing in parent support around trauma, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and behavioral and anger management.
About Tracy Pruitt, M.Ed.
Tracy empowers individuals and families with life skills that improve their quality of life. She strives to lead individuals and families from just surviving to thriving. Tracy earned her Master of Counseling at Indiana State University. With over 20 years of experience working in the school systems as a counselor, she has invested time as a parent educator and behaviorist. Among her areas of focus are Trauma, Grief & Loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Behavioral and Anger Management. Tracy has experience working with diverse demographics and is adept at uncovering and responding to the needs of these different populations. Tracy values cultural competency and understands how this inﬂuences an individual’s experience. Her passion includes helping clients identify their strengths and weaknesses while raising their self-awareness to achieve their personal goals. Tracy uses a holistic approach to the emotional and mental being. She offers a unique and effective approach to counseling by incorporating a combination of therapy approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy.
The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center)—a project of The Great Lakes Equity Center, approaches resource and service delivery that is grounded in a multi-tiered framework of technical assistance. Our goal is to engage in well-defined, content-rich technical assistance such that knowledge and expertise are shared in a way that results in transformative systemic change, as well as personal reflection and growth. The Region III Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable Series is a project within our Tier Two: Learning Networks tier. To that end, we aim to make this unique learning experience available to others across Region III by providing a recording and transcriptions of the Series on our website, as well as posting pictures on our social media platforms. This will not pertain to any concurrent virtual activities with youth.