Dr. Justin Dodson of Youth Villages addresses possible mental health challenges as children face a new normal with the reopening of schools this fall.
Middle Tennessee COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 forced Youth Villages to make quick changes to programming in early March, but we’re continuing to meet the needs of our group home residents, children, families and young people during the pandemic.
Dealing with anxiety during the pandemic? Here are ways to help
Local 24 in Memphis received tips from Youth Villages clinical services manager, Dr. Rebekah Lemmon, on how to reduce stress anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parental anxiety and COVID-19
The consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak are being felt around the world. For many parents, this means having to cope with disrupted education, family illness, loss of household income and much more. Youth Villages clinical consultant Dr. Rebekah Lemmons provides information and tips to parents that may experience anxiety and fear.
Experts say children spending more time online creates new opportunity for predators
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, screen time has increased for many children nationally. Youth Villages’ Regional Supervisor for Crisis Services, Natasha Bonner, spoke with Local24 and Fox13 Memphis about the rising risks they face online.
Mission to place kids in foster care continues despite pandemic
Foster care recruiter LaTava Chandler spoke with WREG3 in Memphis about the continuous need for foster parents, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how to become a foster parent.
LifeSet participant makes masks to help in COVID-19 crisis
Tae’s freshman year in college didn’t go as planned. He was in the middle of the second semester at Johnson & Wales University, studying culinary science, when the COVID-19 crisis began.
Rebuilding during COVID-19
Taylor and Tony Barnes are two Youth Villages employees from Cookeville, Tennessee, who married in August. Taylor is a family intervention specialist, and Tony is a LifeSet specialist. They looked forward to starting their lives together, until they lost everything as devastating tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee.
Fast-thinking Youth Villages specialist pulls together emergency resources
When a state of emergency was declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people, understandably, freaked out.
Resourceful Youth Villages supervisor comes to families’ aid
“I had a colleague on vacation, and I needed to cover her shift.”
This is where it all started for Amber Harris, a supervisor for Youth Villages in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One of her families had a potential case of COVID-19, and the mother needed help because she could no longer work.