Dr. Nekeshia Hammond

Topic: Trauma-Informed Communication: How to Talk to Youth After Tragedy

Description: Many children and teens experience personal or vicarious trauma, yet well-meaning individuals in their lives may not know how to respond.  It is critical to understand that our youth perceive and process trauma differently than adults.  In this interactive session, participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), youth brain development related to trauma, communication with youth after a violent or tragic event, as well as interventions to build resiliency in children and teens.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Nekeshia Hammond is the former President of the Florida Psychological Association and the host of BWE Mental Health Moment. Dr. Hammond is a renowned speaker, best-selling author, and psychologist. She is also the owner of Hammond Psychology & Associates, and she has enjoyed traveling the country speaking to groups about mental health issues. As an advocate for mental health services,
especially for youth and families, she’s authored the book The Practical Guide to Raising Emotionally Healthy Children and the Amazon International Best Seller: ADHD Explained: What Every Parent Needs to
Know .

Dr. Hammond is honored to consult with the media to increase public education about mental health, and she has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and a variety of magazines and radio shows throughout the country. She is the recipient of: The President’s Volunteer Service Award (2012), FPA What a Woman Award (2014), APA Early Career Achievement Award (2015), TBBJ Up and Comers Award (2015), I AM L.E.E. (Living Education Everyday) Award (2017), and FPA Distinguished Psychologist Award (2018).

Dr. Nekeshia Hammond is the former President of the Florida Psychological Association and the host of BWE Mental Health Moment. Dr. Hammond is a renowned speaker, best-selling author, and
psychologist. She is also the owner of Hammond Psychology & Associates, and she has enjoyed traveling the country speaking to groups about mental health issues. As an advocate for mental health services,
especially for youth and families, she’s authored the book The Practical Guide to Raising Emotionally Healthy Children and the Amazon International Best Seller: ADHD Explained: What Every Parent Needs to
Know. Dr. Hammond is honored to consult with the media to increase public education about mental health, and she has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and a variety of magazines and radio shows
throughout the country. She is the recipient of: The President’s Volunteer Service Award (2012), FPA What a Woman Award (2014), APA Early Career Achievement Award (2015), TBBJ Up and Comers Award (2015), I AM L.E.E. (Living Education Everyday) Award (2017), and FPA Distinguished Psychologist Award (2018).

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