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UIAA Speaker Series - Associate Professor Tara Powell

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Dec 8, 2022   6:00 pm  
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ECE ILLINOIS Alumni Events

Join us for an Alumni College webinar on December 8th at 6 PM CDT with Associate Professor Tara Powell.

UIAA Speaker Series | Healing after Collective Trauma: A Discussion on Mental Health and Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The lasting consequences of COVID-19 continue to affect the global population. Although the vaccine reduced the risk of severe complications from the virus, the physical and mental health impact of two years enduring the pandemic persists. This presentation will provide an overview of the long-term mental health implications of collective traumas, including COVID-19. Evidence-based approaches to support individual and community recovery will also be discussed.

This event is worth 1.0 CEU for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC in the state of Illinois. If you would like to receive credit for attending this event, please email Amy Frederick at Attendance will be verified.


Speaker bio: 
Tara Powell is an Associate Professor, at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s School of Social Work. Dr. Powell’s research explores the impact of behavioral health interventions in disaster affected communities throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has developed and examined the impact of mental health interventions with children, families, and communities impacted by conflict, climate induced disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Powell’s research has been funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

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