First Presenter's Institution

Gordon State College

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 1 (Scarbrough 4)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

This presentation will expose the hidden impact that grief and loss have on both youth and adolescents, such as at-risk behaviors, trauma, mental health issues, issues of low self-concept and many more. The presentation will also provide participants with best practices for supporting youth impacted by grief and loss, such as group counseling, youth development practices, and other interventions.

Summary

This presentation will expose the hidden impact that grief and loss have on both youth and adolescents, such as at-risk behaviors, trauma, mental health issues, issues of low self-concept and many more. The presentation will also provide participants with best practices for supporting youth impacted by grief and loss, such as group counseling, youth development practices, and other interventions.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kiana Battle is a licensed Master Social Worker, with a Ph.D. in Social Work Policy Planning and Administration (Clark Atlanta University), and an M.S.W. in Social Welfare and a B.A. in Sociology (State University of New York at Stony Brook). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Human Services at Gordon State College in Barnesville Georgia. Dr. Battle’s professional area of practice is school social work, as she served as the District Social Worker for Lamar County Board of Education from 2008-2017 and school social worker for Long Beach Public Schools (Lindell Elementary School) in New York from 2004-2008. She is also the co-author of Real Girls: Shifting Perceptions on Identity,Relationships, and the Media (2010), and Real Girls: Reflections (2011) and Grief, Why Me? Why Not Me?: A Journey of Self-Discovery (2015).

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-4-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-4-2019 11:45 AM

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Mar 4th, 10:30 AM Mar 4th, 11:45 AM

Grief and Loss: Shedding Light on Our Youth

Session 1 (Scarbrough 4)

This presentation will expose the hidden impact that grief and loss have on both youth and adolescents, such as at-risk behaviors, trauma, mental health issues, issues of low self-concept and many more. The presentation will also provide participants with best practices for supporting youth impacted by grief and loss, such as group counseling, youth development practices, and other interventions.