Coping and Balancing: Planning to Return to School
LIASEA MINIWORKSHOP FREE EVENT
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time: 9:20 am - Zoom sign in - Session 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar
This Workshop will focus on:
¨ The second phase of the health crisis-returning to school
¨ As we get closer to this transition period there will be many people experiencing another set of fears, uncertainties and concerns. What are helpful ways to manage these feelings and thoughts while helping others to do so as well?
¨ How can we be a part of a successful transition plan and re-entry?
SPEAKER: David Hymowitz, of the Nassau County Department of Human Services
David Hymowitz is a licensed social worker with 30 years of experience working in the human services field. He has held positions as an educator, program developer, clinical and support group leader for youth, adults and families and, administrative and executive roles.
Currently he is the Coordinator of the Behavioral Health Awareness -Training & Education Program for the Nassau County Department of Human Services where he oversees trainings for both professional staff and community members. He is a certified trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid and Narcan and has developed numerous workshops focusing on mental health, chemical dependency and suicide prevention. David is also a contract worker for both Nassau and Eastern Suffolk BOCES and a frequent speaker for LIASEA workshops.
David is a community member to the Nassau County Superintendent’s Subcommittee on Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. During that time period he has collaborated with numerous Nassau County School Districts to develop and implement programs to meet the NYS SEL mandates, including staff, parents and student trainings, as well as, the development of behavioral health team protocols and working towards meeting the needs of changing school communities and cultures.
He is a certified master trainer for FEMA’s Crisis Counseling Program and for the past 20 years he has served as an adjunct professor at both Hofstra University’s Health Professions and Family Studies Department and SUNY at Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare.