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SLC EOC Ready for the Worst & Tykes and Teens Shines a Light on Mental Health

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Top, from left: Interim Public Safety Director Frank Amandro, Emergency Operations Manager Victor Vilchez, and St. Lucie County Communications Director Eric Gill; Bottom: Tykes and Teens Prevention Coordinator Monique Coleman.

Fort Pierce - Friday May 6, 2022: This week on in Focus with IRSC Public Media we made a special trip away from our studios out to the St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center to talk with Interim Public Safety Director Frank Amandro, Emergency Operations Manager Victor Vilchez, and St. Lucie County Communications Director Eric Gill.

This past week was Hurricane Preparedness Week and the Emergency Operations Center is ready for heavy weather. They're also prepared for a lot more including flooding, active shooter cases and nuclear power problems.

Then were back in the studio to speak with Monique Coleman, the Prevention Coordinator for Tykes and Teens, a leading provider of the quality evidence-based mental health services for children and adolescents.

It been a tough few years for kids. Covid has kept them isolated, at home, and away from schools and friends. May is Mental health awareness month and Monique tells us about the 'Shine a Light' program to help raise awareness about the impact Covid has had on mental health.