Special HSA Meeting – October 13

Posted on: October 2nd, 2016 by Admin

Workshop Description: Navigating how to effectively provide support is a skill set, and one that is challenging to acquire. Toxic stress is a reality for most young people, and learning how to support a young person in advocating for their mental health is an important conversation to have as parents. This informal workshop will introduce tips and ideas for how to promote positive community norms in school and home environments that allow for a healthier mental health, as well as a healthier school culture.

Amanda Lindamood is the Director of Training & Community Engagement for DCRCC. She designs school based programming initiatives and facilitates local outreach, training and technical assistance to child, youth and adult audiences.  She manages and trains a corps of volunteers who serve as community educators and advocates on a 24 hour hotline for survivors of sexual assault.  Prior to this role, she served in various capacity building and training positions within the agency that focused on community education, curriculum and program development and crisis response. Amanda graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Religion. Her background and expertise is in child and youth development and experiential learning design.

Amanda Lindamood is partnering with School without Walls as a consultant focused on providing resources that support student health and wellness, and will speak to some of the initiatives that she is working on in partnership with school leadership.