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Past Speaking Engagements

Video: The Duality of Gun Violence and Mental Illness, presented by Joan E. Childs, LCSW on April 30, 2019 at NSU Lifelong Learning Institute, Ft Lauderdale, FL

The Duality of Gun Violence & Mental Illness
June 14, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:00 noon
3.0 CEU - Continuing Education for Behavioral Health & Other Professionals

Gun violence in America is a public health crisis. While statistics on the relationship between gun violence and mental illness vary greatly, research shows that anger, hostility and frustration, violent media exposure, and environmental factors like population overcrowding play important roles. The cycle of violence in families also demonstrates a desensitization that causes an increased likelihood that violence will be used to resolve conflict.   This session will examine the factors that contribute to gun violence and, without judgement about the debate on gun control, offer recommendations on what professionals can do about it.

Individual Psychotherapy - Ask yourself if you have issues that are interfering with the quality of your life. If so, psychotherapy might be helpful. After nearly 41 years, I still provide individual sessions to help resolve conflicts that still linger and keep you stuck.

Marriage/Couple Therapy - If your marriage or relationship is suffering and causing chronic conflict between you and your partner, perhaps it’s time to seek out some professional help. It’s hard to mend a broken arm yourself. It takes a professional. It’s just as difficult to mend a broken heart or relationship. It too requires professional help.

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Inspirational Speaker • Psychotherapist • Author

Joan E. Childs, LCSW is an experienced, renowned therapist, whose work and skill is recognized regionally and nationally. She has been in private practice since 1978. Her resume in brief includes:

  • Two published books, THE MYTH OF THE MAIDEN: On Being a Woman and WHY DID SHE JUMP? My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder, soon to be a movie
  • Her new book I HATE THE MAN I LOVE: A Conscious Relationship is Your Key to Success will be released on May 11, 2020
  • Two more submitted for publication, LIFE AFTER LOSS: A Journey of Eight Steps and THE BLITHERING BLOGS OF A BLISSFUL BLOGGER
  • TV producer, host and guest on national radio and television shows including Oprah
  • Inspirational Keynote Speaker
  • Member of National Speakers Association & Florida Speakers Association

Meet Joan E. Childs

New Book Release

A new book, SUCCESS STORIES FROM THE HEART will be released on February 5. My contribution, MORPHING PAIN INTO PURPOSE has been included as part of the book, so please look for it in your local bookstores and online. It’s an uplifting book with contributions by many of Health Communications Inc. authors sharing their own personal success stories.
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Speaking Topics Include:
Coping with Grief and Loss in the Private and Corporate World
Your Cup is Half Full: NOT Half Empty!
Life after Loss: A Journey of Eight Steps
Sex in the City after 60!
Making Love Work
Managing Stress for Inner Peace
Being a Woman in the 21st Century
The Legend of the Lost Libido:
Where, Oh Where Has My Sexy Self Gone?
Starting Over: It’s Never Too Late!
Healing Wounded Warriors

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