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RI Youth Mental Health Webinar Series: Life after the pandemic: Helping youth move on and thrive W/ Dr. Heather Pelletier
September 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
This webinar is part of the RI Youth Mental Health Webinar Series presented by Rhode Island Student Assistance Services (RISAS). The COVID19 pandemic has imposed prolonged inconveniences and disruptions to most areas of life. For our youth, the impact has been profound and has potential to wreak havoc on social, emotional, psychological, and physical functioning for years to come if not thoughtfully acknowledged and addressed by the grownups caring for children. It is imperative that we are intentional in our efforts to support children and adolescents; validating the hardships AND focusing on what can be controlled during this time of uncertainty. Dr. Pelletier will offer practical tips and strategies for parents, educators, caregivers, healthcare, and mental health providers to begin implementing with youth at various stages of development.
Heather Pelletier, Ph.D., is a pediatric psychologist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and clinical assistant professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Pelletier provides integrated clinical services to medical specialty clinics including pediatric rehabilitation and gastroenterology. She specializes in treating childhood mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, somatic symptoms and functional neurological symptom disorders in children ages 2-21 years of age. Her primary areas of clinical and research interest are in pediatric pain and rehabilitative restoration.
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