Back to School/Back to Life: Dr. Lauren Stutman of CARE-LA's Kick-off Live Chat (VIDEO)

On July 29, Dr. Lauren Stutman of CARE-LA kicked off our Back to School/Back to Life interactive virtual event series by talking through the biggest challenges that both parents and kids have been facing, and how this interactive series will give our kids the tools they need to get back to school and back to life.

If you missed the Live Chat or would like to rewatch it, you can find the full recording here:



You won’t want to miss our upcoming events in the series! Check out what’s coming soon:

The Whole-Brain Child with Dr. Erin Cantwell  (RSVP here by August 11)
Friday, August 13, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PDT

By learning about brain development, we can find powerful and effective ways to communicate and foster a healthier relationship with our kids. Dr. Erin Cantwell will present brain-based strategies to use with your child for both growth and connection, especially when dealing with feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem. 

Responding to Trauma with Dr. Katrina Rydzewski
Friday, September 10, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PDT

The Covid pandemic has played a major role in the social-emotional development of children and adolescents over the past year, and will have an impact on their reintegration not only into the classroom, but the world in general. Dr. Trina Rydzewski will explain the underlying mechanisms of trauma, and provide evidenced-based strategies for parents to respond to the emotional and behavioral challenges that may arise based on the developmental stage of their individual child.


Motivational Strategies with Dr. Vivian Wang
Friday, September 24, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PDT

Students may be heading back to school, but our kids will be dealing with the ripple effects of Covid for many months to come. With so many changes and disruptions in our children’s routines over the last year, it’s no wonder many students are feeling unmotivated. This can trigger negative thoughts and feelings, leading to anxiety or mood-related issues. Dr. Vivian Wang will provide tricks and tips for how to manage and overcome low motivation and difficult feelings and behaviors that come with changes in routine. 

Q&A with Drs. Cantwell, Rydzewski, and Wang
Friday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PDT

All three CARE-LA doctors will lead the final session together and will answer any questions you may have. 


Let us know if there are any questions we can answer about the series. We hope to see you there! 

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