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Supporting Parents & Children after a Disaster: A Training for Providers on 3/2/18

The recent fires have had a profound and lasting impact on the entire Sonoma County community, including its youngest residents.  Parents and providers may be unsure about how to best respond to questions, emotions, and behavior following the fires. Please join us for a presentation and discussion for providers on how we can best support parents and their children. The training will cover:

  • How to manage children’s emotions and behavior after a fire. 
  • Answering children’s questions.
  • Why some children are more affected than others.
  • Common triggers that may cause distress.
  • What you can do to help support parents.


Date: Saturday March 3, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Early Learning Institute, 311 Professional Center Drive, Rohnert Park

Cost: Free

Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Cobham, University of Queensland, Australia 

About the Speaker Dr. Vanessa Cobham’s research focuses on anxiety and posttraumatic mental health problems in children and adolescents. Dr. Cobham is the lead author of clinician resources for working with children and adolescents post-disaster; as well as the parent-focused program, Disaster Recovery Triple P. Dr. Cobham has an international reputation in the fields of child and adolescent anxiety and posttraumatic mental health and has published and presented her research widely.


We still have space available, register now!  Register


Please contact Carla Denner with any questions regarding this event:

Carla Denner, LCSW, First 5 Sonoma County

(707) 565-6626












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