Town Hall: Parenting in Traumatic Times

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By News Team on September 23, 2022

Gun violence takes an emotional toll on parents and children.

Carilion Clinic recently brought a panel of local experts together to answer questions about community safety and the ways acts of brutality can affect our mental health.

The panel included:

  • Ashley Carle, a Roanoke-based school counselor
  • Joe Cobb, a member of Roanoke City Council and the city's Gun Violence Prevention Commission
  • Deneen Evans, a counselor in private practice and faculty member at East Tennessee State University
  • Katherine Liebesny, M.D., specialist with Carilion Children's department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Stacey Sheppard, housing and human services director for Roanoke's Total Action for Progress and retired law enforcement officer
  • Paula Wolfteich, Ph.D., director of Carilion Clinic's Center for Grief and Healing

Watch the full discussion above or check out some of the news coverage for more information:

  • WDBJ7: Carilion Clinic Hosts Town Hall for Parents on Addressing Roanoke's Increase in Gun Violence
  • Roanoke Times: Local Mental Health Experts: Roanoke's Children Don't Feel Safe
  • WSLS10: Carilion's Virtual Town Hall: A Discussion About Parenting in Traumatic Times
  • NBC29 Charlottesville: Carilion Clinic Hosts Town Hall for Parents on Addressing Roanoke's Increase in Gun Violence
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