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Upcoming Webinars


Child Abuse and Neglect Meets the Press: Responsible News Coverage of Difficult Topics
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 12:00 PM

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Past Webinars


Child Maltreatment and Resilience: From Science to Schools
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:00 PM

Youth who are maltreated might face a number of difficulties in the classroom, including social and academic problems. However, some maltreated youth show resilience, or the ability to overcome their adversities and succeed. This webinar will review the science of resilience and its applications to classroom settings. We will review potential consequences of childhood maltreatment that teachers might see in educational settings, as well as the ways that teachers can foster resilience among youth who have undergone child abuse and neglect. Further, presenters will discuss how teachers can support traumatized youth in the age of COVID-19.

View a recording of the webinar here.


Erinn Duprey, Ph.D.

Erinn Duprey, PhDErinn Bernstein Duprey is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry, and has a PhD in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia. Her research examines the developmental processes linking childhood maltreatment with mental health outcomes for youth. Overall, her goal is to produce research on the consequences of child maltreatment that can be effectively translated into interventions and prevention programs.



Melissa Heatly, Ph.D.

Melissa Heatly, PhDDr. Melissa Heatly is a clinical child psychologist specializing in integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to child mental health. She directs the Expanded School Mental Health Initiatives at UR Medicine, which provides comprehensive school-based behavioral health services, consultation, and training to youth and educators across the Greater Rochester region. Her work includes the dissemination, implementation and program evaluation of comprehensive school mental health systems, mental health training for educators and community members, and increasing access to evidence-based mental health for youth and families.

Additional past webinar recordings