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Tuesday, May 04, 2021
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

Back to “Normal” – or Not: How to Help Your Family Through COVID-19 Transitions

Back to “Normal” – or Not: How to Help Your Family Through COVID-19 Transitions
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

It’s no secret that many people struggled with mental health challenges this last year. What was already a growing crisis has been exacerbated by lockdowns, isolation, intensified stressors and anxieties, and political and societal turmoil, especially for families. As we slowly transition to more “normal times,” very few things may be “normal” as we know it. Families will be looking for ways to cope and move forward.

In this presentation, members from the Care Team at Brightline will walk through how the last year has impacted families (hint: you’re not alone) and various coping strategies to tackle anxiety, stress, disruptive behavior, and executive functioning as families transition back to school, back to work, and back to “normal” routines (however slow and uncertain the transition may be).

Join this 60-minute webinar where we will:

  • Discuss the current mental health crisis and the deep impact of COVID-19 on families;
  • Identify common behavioral health challenges, disruptive behaviors, and issues that the pandemic has particularly impacted; and
  • Learn coping strategies and methods for families to move forward and prepare to transition through uncertain times.

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event.

Meet the Presenters:

Dr. David Grodberg is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and Brightline’s Chief Medical Officer. He has over 20 years of clinical experience providing evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents, and their families across many conditions and levels of care. David is currently a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine and served as medical director of the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinic. Among his many contributions to the field, David developed the Autism Mental Status Exam (AMSE), which is a brief and free diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder used globally. Much of his work at Yale has focused on using technology to improve the way pediatric behavioral health care is delivered.

Dr. Alex Boeving Allen is a licensed clinical child psychologist and Brightline’s Vice President of Clinical Strategy. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families—from families coping with childhood chronic illness to those navigating complex behavioral health needs. Alex has a private practice and was previously the director of psychosocial services in Oncology at Wake Forest University Medical Center/Brenner Children’s Hospital. 

Marina Scott, MS, OTR/L is an accomplished pediatric occupational therapist with 19 years of experience in many settings, including both public and private schools, private clinics, early intervention, and teletherapy. She has an extensive background in early intervention, school-based services, telehealth, sensory integration, and handwriting. She has many years of experience in public speaking, teaching, and education around pediatric occupational therapy topics. 

Brightline is the first comprehensive behavioral health solution designed to support children and families across a range of common challenges — so every family can thrive. Through therapy, speech therapy, medication management, skills-based coaching programs, and on-demand resources, Brightline is delivering flexible care for every family.