New Waymaking Episodes Focus on Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
The latest episodes of “MCPS Waymaking” are focused on child abuse and domestic violence awareness. The video series, available to staff, students and the community, is hosted by Dr. Christina Conolly, director of psychological services for MCPS.
The most recent shows highlight:
Child Abuse Awareness, which features a discussion with Debbie Feinstein, Chief of the Family Violence Unit in the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Greg Edmundson, Director of the MCPS Student Welfare and Compliance Unit. Together, Dr. Conolly and her guests explain the signs of child abuse and neglect and when to report suspected abuse.
Domestic Violence Awareness, which features a discussion with Tom Manion, the Director of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center. Tom and Dr. Conolly discuss the warning signs of domestic violence and how the Family Justice Center can provide wrap-around support for victims.
Student concerns in the LGBTQ+ community during COVID-19: This episode features a discussion with Todd Savage, professor of school psychology at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, and Uma Fox, a sophomore at Richard Montgomery High School and founder of MoCo Pride. This episode focuses on concerns in the LGBTQ+ community, and where to find resources and seek support.
All of the “Waymaking” episodes can be found here.