[PAST EVENT] Webinar: Adversity in Childhood - Prevention and Intervention

April 5, 2021
5:30pm - 7pm
School of Education, Zoom
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Dr. Elizabeth Burgin, assistant professor of counselor education, will present "Adversity in Childhood: Counseling Strategies for Prevention and Intervention."

Children who experience adversity are at risk of experiencing social, behavioral, achievement, mental and physical health problems. Children in marginalized groups may be more likely to experience exposure to adversity but frequently face more barriers to receive systemic supports and mental health care.

In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Burgin will describe the prevalence and outcomes, as well as protective factors which may mitigate the effects of childhood traumatic exposure. She will review promising new counseling research and describe culturally and developmentally responsive prevention and intervention strategies for counselors, researchers, and stakeholders to consider in their work to address childhood trauma in underserved communities.


Elizabeth Burgin is an assistant professor at William & Mary and program coordinator of the Military and Veterans Counseling program. Dr. Burgin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Child-Centered Play Therapy Supervisor.
The current focus of her research includes military populations, child mental health, and play therapy. Dr. Burgin is interested in identifying culturally responsive and developmentally sensitive strategies for improving treatment efficacy and accessibility to mental health services.

This webinar is offered in conjunction with the spring residency of the Online Master of Education in Counseling and is open to all who are interested.