Upcoming Webinar: How to Support Our Kids with Special Needs During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Description: Dr. Alter is returning for Part II of a series on Supporting Our Kids during the COVID 19 Outbreak. This time focusing on children with special needs–children with anxiety issues, diagnosed with ADHD, on the autism spectrum, anger issues, depression, loss and grief, as well as some suggestions for children who may be at risk for abuse. The webinar will focus on how to better understand these issues during this difficult time and offer many concrete suggestions and strategies for helping kids and adults cope better.  

Join us in our Free Webinar! The session will be followed up by an informative Q&A session.

EXPERT PANELIST:  Dr. Robin Alter        

Bio: Dr. Robin Alter is a registered clinical psychologist in practice since 1979 and she has consulted to the children's mental health system in Toronto and York Region for over 38 years. In her consulting capacity, she also consults to the Indigenous community regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and conducts FAS assessments. Her current practice includes both the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Alter has been working as a psychologist for over 35 years. Over the past 28 years, she has worked in Toronto, Ontario as a consultant and taught courses in psychology part-time at York University, while also running her own comprehensive practice. She is the author of several books and has been working with The Psychology Foundation of Canada for the past 10 years in a variety of capacities. 


 Please visit our website frequently for updates on new webinar topics.  And, if you have a suggestion for a topic we should feature in support of nurturing resilience in children and youth during this difficult time, please contact us.

If you have any questions, please contact: pamelasariyannis@psychologyfoundation.org

Would you like to view our previous webinars? Click HERE.


  “What I like was that in this time of the pandemic I am still able to learn new things/refresh by online learning.” - Michael Guignard, Child and Youth Worker - Sudbury Catholic District School Board 

“I found it very applicable to our current situation and I learned things beyond my base of knowledge of how our children are being affected by it. It helped me mentally to feel I was engaged in learning something that would help my children and students. It gave me a better understanding of things from their viewpoint and thus more empathy.”

“I have been an ECE for 20+ years and most times I take some kind of PD it's similar to others I have done...but this time I truly learned something NEW! Thank you!”

“I really appreciate that there have been and continue to be so many webinars, it really helps us all connect during such uncertain times.”

“This webinar was concise and shared pertinent information in an appropriate way for the audience. I am excited to pass this along to my staff and parents of students.”



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