recorded webinar

Building Resilience: Helping Children Adapt and Thrive

Building Resilience: Help your Child Adapt and Thrive
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

As the new school year begins in earnest, it can feel overwhelming for children (and you!) to adjust to the new rhythm. Transitions can be difficult in the best of times, and the added uncertainty of uncontrollable events--like pandemic disruptions--can increase anxiety. Building resilience can help! Resilience is the ability to adapt to and bounce back from challenges, moving forward with optimism. Everyone is resilient to some degree, but it’s possible to strengthen your children’s resilience “muscles” (and your own) by exercising them.

This webinar shows how building resilience can ease the transition back to school and help your children thrive despite the uncertainties and changes they will face at school and at home. You will learn practical and evidence-based skills to encourage in your children as they move forward this year. The panelists are Dr. Mary Alvord, a child and adolescent psychologist, Dr. Dana Kornfeld, a pediatrician, and Dr. Beth Salcedo, an adult psychiatrist, all board members of the nonprofit Resilience Across Borders dedicated to increasing access to mental health resources for all children and adolescents.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Resilience Across Borders.

This is a public webinar and is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Presenter(s) Biography

Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD

mary alvord

Member Since 1995

Mary K. Alvord, Ph.D. is a psychologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience and is Founder and President of Resilience Across Borders, Inc. with a mission to promote mental health wellness to children and teens who might not otherwise have access.  Dr. Alvord is also director of Alvord, Baker & Associates. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults using evidenced-based therapies. A central focus is building resilience in children.  She has published articles and chapters on resilience and stress over the past 20 years and has co-authored two books, Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens and Resilience Builder Program for children and adolescents.


Dana Kornfeld, MD

Dana Kornfeld, MD

Dana Kornfeld, MD, is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at The Pediatric Care Center in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 25 years of clinical experience in practice, she has a special interest in the emotional and developmental issues of children and adolescents. Dr Kornfeld graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and completed her medical training at The Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. 


Beth Salcedo, MD

Medical Director, The Ross Center

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Beth Salcedo, MD, is an adult psychiatrist and the Medical Director of The Ross Center. Her expertise is in providing diagnostic assessments, second opinions on treatment options, and providing medication management for various mental health conditions, often in collaboration with one or more therapists.  Dr. Salcedo serves as the Past-President of the prestigious Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) where she has been an active board member for many years. A Distinguished Fellow with The American Psychiatric Association, she is consistently included in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors” ranking. Dr. Salcedo completed her residency in psychiatry at The George Washington University School of Medicine, where she was selected Chief Resident. She was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical school honor society and awarded for her medical student teaching. She has served as the Medical Director of The Ross Center since 2002, ensuring that all clinicians are providing the highest quality medical care.

Dr. Salcedo has been an active member of ADAA since 2004 and is a Past Board President.

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