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Supporting children in the struggle against COVID-19

This webinar happened on 3/24/20. Check out the video and resources

In the United States and abroad, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) threatens our health, disrupts our routines, and undermines our financial and economic well-being. Diagnoses of anxiety in children were at a peak even before the coronavirus provided more cause for alarm. Join us for a conversation with Houston-based developmental behavioral pediatrician, Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, and Bay Area child psychologist, Allison Briscoe-Smith, about how parents, guardians, and other caregivers can best protect children in these difficult times. As always, we will devote a good chunk of time to your questions and comments.

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma and issues of race. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her clinical psychology Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. She combines her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness or foster care. An adjunct professor at the Wright Institute, much of her work is with Bay Area schools and nonprofits as a clinician, consultant and trainer.

Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin

Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin is a developmental behavioral pediatrician in the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics for Baylor College of Medicine. Since 2018, she has led a team of multi-disciplinary, multi-ethnic pediatric professionals to conduct anti-racism workshops across the country. The workshops focus on racism as an Adverse Childhood Experience, training healthcare professionals to become “anti-racists,” and addressing the effects of racism during clinical encounters with patients.