Family First: Supporting Families of Deaf Youth in Midst of COVID-19

Room: Virtual Platform -

Trauma-informed care highlights the importance of family inclusion. However, for deaf youth in hearing families, the COVID-19 pandemic created barriers to providing the linguistic and cultural competence needed for healing-centered care. This workshop will identify solutions to dismantling these barriers.


Dru Balsley, MA, LMHC

Senior Mental Health Clinician , The Learning Center for the Deaf


Kasey Pendexter, LMFT, LMHC, CCTP-II

Clinical Director , The Learning Center for the Deaf

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