As COVID-19 continues to climb throughout the United States, education leaders and parents are asking the same question: What are the risks for children if they return to school in the fall? From a health standpoint, how likely will young children spread illnesses to their classmates? How will not going back to school impact young children's developmental process?
Wednesday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, infectious disease expert Dr. Zach Jenkins, associate professor of pharmacy practice, will address this subject from a health perspective and Betsy Linnell, licensed professional clinical counselor, will address this issue from a mental health perspective.
Have you joined the Mornings with Eric and Brigitte book club? We are diving into a 6 week bible study by Tessa Afshar, author of award-winning biblical and historical fiction, on Ruth, called The Way Home: God's Invitation to New Beginnings. Tessa is back on Wednesday’s program to take your questions about what you are learning as you spend time in His word
Dr. Zach Jenkins completed a postgraduate pharmacy practice residency with Summa Health System, where he focused his training in adult internal medicine and infectious disease. Throughout both his graduate and postgraduate education, Dr. Jenkins was frequently involved in teaching medical and pharmacy students at Northeast Ohio Medical University, which ultimately led him to earn a graduate teaching certification. Dr. Jenkins is an active member of the pharmacy profession, and he currently serves within the leadership of several professional organizations. His research interests include subjects related to infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, interprofessional education, and student professional development. Dr. Jenkins maintains a clinical practice in infectious disease at Atrium Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital, where he helps to lead the antimicrobial stewardship initiative for the Premier Health Partners system.
Betsy Linnell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory Endorsement. Betsy taught elementary school for seven years and then spent 10 years serving in public mental health, where she specialized in working with children who have experienced loss and trauma. She is frequently called upon to speak and share about trauma and its impact on individuals and has a wealth of clinical knowledge that she uses to teach her courses in counseling.
Tessa Afshar is the award-winning author of many biblical and inspirational historical fiction books, including Harvest of Gold which won a Christy Award and In the Field of Grace, a biblical fiction on the life of Ruth. Born in the Middle East, Tessa spent her teen years in England and later moved to the United States. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life. She holds a Master of Divinity from Yale, where she was co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship. She served in women and prayer ministry for twenty years before becoming a full-time writer and speaker.
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