UNM Health Sciences Center hosts a presentation titled “Helping Children and Teenagers Thrive during COVID-19: Tips for Parents, Teachers and Counselors” on April 28 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The presentation given by Amy Rouse and Kristina Sowar will cover a wide variety topics including helping children and teenagers with their mental health, discussing COVID-19 with children, and self-care for parents, teachers and caregivers. The presentation will also include strategies to best implement the practices learned in the presentation.

Rouse is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the UNM. She completed her post-graduate training in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry at Brown University in 2019. She is passionate about improving access to evidence-based behavioral health care, and to that aim has co-developed services integrating child psychiatry into outpatient pediatric settings in Rhode Island and New Mexico. She also works clinically on the pediatric consult liaison service at the UNM Children’s Hospital, and in the Psychiatry Emergency Service at UNM.

Sowar is an assistant professor and attending psychiatrist in the departments of General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UNM, and also works as a medical director at the Eating Disorder Treatment Center of Albuquerque. She is board certified in inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient care for adults and children with eating disorders, electroconvulsive therapy, and co-medical director of the Psychiatric Emergency Services.

Registration is free, but required. To register, visit Presentation Registration.