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Building Resilience: How Families Can Prepare for the Uncertain School Year Ahead

Building Resilience - Back to School
Anxiety and Depression
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

The past year has posed hardships and caused losses that have affected everyone in different ways. Resilience is the ability to adapt when faced with such losses and challenges, bounce back, and move 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. Does your child tend to worry that the worst is going to happen? There are steps you can take, for example, to encourage more realistic thinking. 

This webinar shows how building resilience can ease the transition back to school this fall and help your children thrive despite the uncertainties and changes they will face. The panelists, a child and adolescent psychologist, a pediatrician and an adult psychiatrist, all board members of the nonprofit Resilience Across Borders, Inc., discuss practical and evidence-based skills that parents can encourage in their kids as they move forward into a new school year.  

Presented in partnership with Resilience Across Borders.

Resilience Across Borders is dedicated to increasing access to mental health interventions for all children and adolescents. Our research-based method helps youth build resilience so they can adapt to life’s challenges now and throughout their lives. We provide direct interventions in underserved schools, train educators and mental health practitioners, and conduct research.

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Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD

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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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