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Intersection: Let the Election Healing Begin


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Photo: Catherine Welch

A nation divided. Anyone on social-media can see that the choice for president polarized friends and co-workers and had thousands of Clinton supporters changing their profile picture with a black square in mourning. But now that we have a president-elect, and the transition of power has begun, can Americans move on? When your candidate loses, how do you deal with the so-called post-election depression?

Were you a house-divided – and are you still? Did this election split your friends or cause arguments at work? What are you doing to move on from what might be the most divisive election in American history?

What about the children? How do parents talk to their kids about a President-elect that was painted as a bully during the campaign?

90.7’s Crystal Chavez was joined in the studio by Kimberly Renk, Associate professor at UCF and child psychologist. She’s the director of the Understanding Young Children and Families Laboratory and Research Clinic. 

Also, A.J. Marsden, a contributor to the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100 and an Associate professor of human services and psychology at Beacon College in Leesburg, joined Crystal Chavez on the phone. 


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