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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: The Maple Counseling Center will host a free, one-hour webinar to provide mechanisms for alertness, appropriate responses, and what parents and students can do to minimize anxiety and foster a safe community.
   
WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M. PST
   
WHERE: Accessed on the Internet. Click here or visit http://bit.ly/maplecenterwebinar to register for the webinar.
   
WHO: Five panelists comprised of police, education and mental health experts will offer their views and answer questions aimed at helping parents and students reduce their level of uncertainty, as well as cope with potential school situations:
  • Marcy Kaplan, LCSW, CEO, Maple Counseling Center (moderator)
  • Sandra Spagnoli, Police Chief, City of Beverly Hills
  • Lisa Fine, Las Vegas shooting survivor; Founder, Route91Strong.org
  • Dr. Michael Bregy, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Beverly Hills Unified School District
  • Susanna De Mari, LMFT, Clinical and Program Director, Maple Counseling Center
  • Lorraine Eastman, Co-President, PTA Council, Beverly Hills Unified School District
   
WHY: Studies show that increasing numbers of parents and students are fearful of gun violence as the new school year begins. The Maple Counseling Center is hosting the webinar to help communities create a safe and supportive environment, while empowering students and their families by focusing on what they can control.
   

About The Maple Counseling Center

Founded in 1972, The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is a private, nonprofit community mental health center that serves the greater Los Angeles area. The Center's mission is to provide low cost comprehensive mental health services to adults, children, couples and families, and training for trainees and associates working toward licensure in the mental health field. The Center also collaborates with other community organizations to provide mental health services in underserved areas of Los Angeles County. Open six days a week, TMCC counselors treat a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship conflicts, and grief and loss.

For more information on TMCC, visit www.tmcc.org, follow on Twitter @MapleCounseling and like on Facebook at The Maple Counseling Center.

Media Contact:
George Medici | Roger Pondel
PondelWilkinson
(310) 279-5980
gmedici@pondel.com | rpondel@pondel.com

Event Contact:
Winona Leon
The Maple Counseling Center
(310) 271-9999, x213
wleon@tmcc.org

 

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