Long School of Medicine

Post-Nashville School Shooting: How to Process, Cope, and Talk About Really Sad Things

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Host Holly Wayment, Physician Relations Specialist Sr., talks to leading pediatric experts in the field.

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Jessica Sandoval, MD is an assistant clinical professor for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at UT Health San Antonio. She is double board certified in adult and child psychiatry, with 13 years of experience in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Sandoval has experience working in the community with underserved/underrepresented populations. Her clinical interests are in trauma/PTSD.

Host Holly Wayment talks to Jessica Sandoval, MD on advice for practitioners on how to talk to parents/caregivers about how to talk to children about really sad things, and also how all of us working in the pediatric world can help ourselves during this heartbreaking time in light of the Nashville school shooting.  We’ll also discuss new psychiatric/therapy resources for children.


*CPAN, Child Psychiatry Access Network: 1-888-901-CPAN

*TCHATT, Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine: 210-567-5460

Provides FREE mental and behavioral health services for students year-round! TCHATT is a telemedicine program to address the mental and behavioral health needs of youth throughout Texas. 

UT Health San Antonio TCHATT now offers specialty care in person in three areas!

  • School Refusal: For youth (5 y/o & up) who have persistent school avoidance or attendance issues due to anxiety and emotional distress
  • Substance Use: For youth (12 y/o & up) whose alcohol or drug use is causing impairment or family conflict
  • Trauma: For youth (5 y/o & up) who have experienced a traumatic event or loss and are having emotional or behavioral consequences such as PTSD

Contact us for more information, to make a referral, or to obtain service:
Office: (210) 567-5460, Fax: (210) 450-2450, Email: TCHATT@uthscsa.edu

TCHATT is funded and administered by the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC).

*Trauma Research Study, Contact information for families: Email: TraumaStudy@UTHealthSA.org, Call: (210) 567-8016 
or to reach the Program Director, Amy S. Garrett, Ph.D email: garrettas@uthscsa.edu

Providing cost-free therapy for teens, ages 10-17, who have experienced a trauma or significant life stress and are having difficulties such as trouble sleeping, upsetting memories, irritability, or other symptoms. Therapy is provided for 18 weeks, by licensed clinicians who are specialized in treating traumatic stress.  The research aspect of the program is that we are using MRI scans to study how brain activity improves during therapy. MRI is a safe medical procedure that has NO radiation, blood draws, or injections. Compensation is provided for the MRIs, questionnaires and interviews.

Jessica Sandoval, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.  Planning Committee member Steven Seidner, MD has disclosed he receives funding from Draeger Medical for the Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Infinity Acute Care System Workstation Neonatal Care Babylog VN500 Device in High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) Mode in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Neonates for which he is a co-principal investigator. The relevant financial relationships noted for Dr. Seidner have been mitigated.  

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.50)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.50)