This is an incredibly stressful time and we know of the challenges our nā ʻohana is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACH- would like to provide experts in the community as a valued resource so that questions and concerns in topics such as parenting , child development, behavioral concerns, trauma or advice in coping COVID-19 can be safely addressed. No one will be judged, no question will be scrutinized, we are all here for one another.
It is ACHʻs pleasure to have Shannon Flynn as our first community expert. Please feel free to post your questions/concerns/wonders and Shannon (and others who would like to chime in) will answer in the comment section below. Here is Shannonʻs bio:
Shannon Flynn, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S is a Behavioral Health Supervisor for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻO Kamehameha (Kamehameha Schools Preschools) and also does some private practice work on Oahu providing individual and family therapy. Shannon specializes in early childhood, trauma, and play therapy. She has experience working in various areas of mental health, therapeutic foster care and adoption, residential treatment centers, day school programs, and school-based services. Shannon has worked with a wide range of ages and populations throughout her career, including high risk clients, developmentally disabled individuals and juvenile delinquents. She has much training in the area of Trauma Informend Care, Play Therapy, Animal Assisted Play Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and working with clients who have experienced trauma.