Young Dems Held Virtual Conference to inform Forsyth Residents on Mental Health and Education in the age of COVID
On Saturday, February 27, the Young Democrats of Forsyth County held a virtual conference with sessions in the field of mental health and education.
The mental health session hosted Shea Graham, a licensed therapist with degrees and post-graduate certificates from Columbia University and Harvard Medical School, respectively. Shea presented on ways that we can maintain our mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and also spoke to warning signs that signal expert intervention may be necessary.
The education session consisted of Representative Amber Baker, a former principal; Alex Bohannon, a recently appointed the the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education member; and Rebecca Martin, a local school teacher. Representative Baker and School Board member Bohannon discussed the action steps that local and state government were taking to re-open schools safely. School Teacher Rebecca Martin gave a presentation aimed to educating parents on the best ways to keep their school children focused during virtual learning and the COVID pandemic.
The virtual conference was recorded, and YDFC plans to edit the recording into segments that it will share through its social media. So, if you were not able to make the virtual conference but would love to hear from these experts, please be sure to check out the Young Democrats of Forsyth County's social media pages!