Playing to Live is actively working on a plan for how our team can respond to the COVID-19 global crisis.
As a team that was built during the Ebola epidemic, we feel it is our responsibility to share our expertise and creativity in this time of expertise. We welcome all feedback and suggestions.
Webinar for Helping Professionals
Playing to Live is hosting a webinar (link) for mental health clinicians and professionals supporting individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday 3/27 8-9 AM EST.
Playing to Live is a 501 (c) 3 non profit that seeks to meet the mental health and psychosocial needs of children and communities in low-resource, high trauma communities world wide. We do this through program development, expert mental health consultancy, research & assessments, and advocacy & information sharing ofbest practice. Playing to Live began as a mental health response during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
Webinar Goals This webinar will primarily focus on helping professionals in helping roles decode public health information and terminology, how to talk to your clients/students about the pandemic in an informed way, and how to guide your clients/students to accurate information and clear information.
The Panel will be Dr. Alexis Decosimo, Dr. Megan Quinn and Mr. Tarik Endale.
Dr. Decosimo Dr. Alexis Decosimo is a specialist and clinician in mental health, art therapy, and mental health and psychosocial program development, with a focus on developing programs for humanitarian and low resource settings globally. During the Ebola crisis in Liberia in 2014, Dr. Decosimo founded Playing To Live to help respond to adverse effects of the epidemic.
Dr. Quinn Dr. Megan Quinn is an associate professor of epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University. She teaches courses in infectious disease epidemiology, field epidemiology, and global health. Megan's research is focused on adverse childhood experiences and their role in health risk behaviors and outcomes, particularly those related to infectious disease.
Tarik Endale Tarik Endale is the program manager of the Kovler Center Child Trauma Program (part of Heartland Alliance International), which provides community based services to refugee and migrant youth. He holds a masters in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a bachelors in International Health from Georgetown University, with experience ranging from harm reduction and global health security work in the US to global mental health implementation and research in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.