Virtual town hall meeting will help parents who are stressed out


In this time of stress and uncertainty, parents and children are vulnerable to the mental pressures they face.
In order to help out parents and kids, the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) is hosting a town hall discussion entitled “Parent Talk” on Thursday, May 21, from 3to 4 p.m.
This “virtual” conversation is for anyone caring for children at home right now who are overwhelmed, exhausted and need help.
“We are concerned for children and parents who are struggling during this pandemic,” said DWIHN President and CEO, Willie E. Brooks, Jr. “With anxiety, depression and suicide on the rise, it’s critical that we continue to support our Wayne County families with integrated behavioral health services, support and resources. This is an opportunity to ask the experts questions that will help them be the best parent possible during these uncertain times.”
The outbreak of COVID-19 is causing fear and anxiety in both children and adults, not to mention grief for many that have lost loved ones to the virus. With schools closed for the remainder of the year, parents are struggling to cope as many have lost their jobs, or are trying to balance working from home while homeschooling.
The Town Hall event will include panelists specializing in mental health, education, finance, technology, suicide prevention, parent support and much more.
Panelists include: DWIHN Clinical Officer, Ebony Reynolds, Financial Entrepreneur, Victor J. Coleman, Jr., PhD, Clinical Supervisor, The Children’s Center, Dominique Walker, M. Ed, LPC, Assistant Principal Catherine Blackwell Elementary and Middle School, Ette Garth, Founder/Executive Director, Caleb’s Kids, Kiesha Jackson, DWIHN Chief Information Officer, Manny Singla, Parent Support Partner, Southwest Solutions, Debora Martinez.
DWIHN will also be distributing an extensive resource guide where families can obtain information about the many resources that are available within their communities.
For more information and to register for this event, visit DWIHN’s Facebook page at
Posted May 20, 2020

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