Session Recording Description This dynamic training team will discuss the importance of providing trauma-responsive care for children and adolescents in emergency departments and the role
Kristy Hommel, M. Ed. ECE
Reducing Traumatic Stress for Children in the Emergency Department trainer
She and her dynamic training team discuss the importance of providing trauma-responsive care for children and adolescents in emergency departments and the role that it can play in suicide prevention. She is currently working with the VPQHC on this training and future trainings.
Kristy is a former first-grade teacher with a master’s in childhood education. She has been a long-time In Our Own Voice Presenter and Trainer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Kristy has helped to develop and grow Vermont’s Ending the Silence program, a mental health and suicide prevention presentation for middle and high schoolers.
Kristy has presented to schools, has extensive public speaking experience, shares her journey at the Vermont Police Academy, and has spoken at VT’s Advocacy. She has been on multiple mental health panels and boards, is highlighted on Vermont’s Facing Suicide website, and has authored published articles regarding her mental health journey and trainer. Kristy has been a part of the VSPC’s Suicide Prevention Symposium for six years and is honored to present today.
Stopping Stigma in School: Bringing Mental Health Awareness Education & Suicide Prevention to Schools
Facilitator Kristy Hommel, M. Ed. ECE Youth Outreach and Ending The Silence Program Coordinator NAMI Vermont Description Youth mental health has become an ever-growing concern
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