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Caring for Caregivers: Interactive Groups to Foster Community Resilience
June 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Earlier webinars in our ongoing mental health series have focused on how to help youth who are struggling with a variety of challenges, but what about the parents and teachers who care for them? Join Gateways on June 15 at 7:30 pm for “Caring for Caregivers: Interactive Groups to Foster Community Resilience,” facilitated by Dr. Suniya Luthar, an expert in the field who will provide tangible strategies and engage participants in dialogue about how to care for those doing this difficult work.
This series is sponsored with the generous support of The Miriam Fund of Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies. The Miriam Fund is a philanthropic community committed to creating an equitable world that expands opportunities for women and girls. However, individual webinars in the series touch upon the experiences of girls, boys, and non-binary individuals, and parents and educators of teens of all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Suniya S. Luthar is Founder and Executive Director of AC Groups, a nonprofit that fosters resilience and well-being using the evidence‐based Authentic Connections Groups intervention. She is also Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and Co-Founder Emerita at Authentic Connections Co. that surveys schools. After receiving her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1990, Luthar served on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and the Child Study Center at Yale. Between 1997 and 2013, she was at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she also served as Senior Advisor to the Provost (2011-2013). Between 2014 and 2019, she was Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. Dr. Luthar’s career has focused on understanding processes in resilience among diverse at‐risk groups, and on applying insights in prevention. She has held several leadership positions in science and has received many awards including a Dissertation Award and the Boyd McCandless Young Scientist Award from APA, a Research Scientist Development (K) Award from NIH, an American Mensa Foundation Award for Excellence in Research on Intelligence, an award for Integrity and Mentorship from the SRCD’s Asian Caucus, and SRA’s 2021 Hill Award for distinguished contributions to research on adolescents.