Mental Health Resources

Parent Hugging Child Help for parents of children with ASD during the COVID-19 pandemic Debra Reicher, PhD, a clinical child and adolescent psychologist at the Stony Brook Clinical Autism Program, provides suggestions to help with the resistance to change and difficulty with transitions that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience. 

Building Resilience in Children and Families during the Pandemic
These practical tips from Jennifer Keluskar, PhD, can be used to improve a child’s coping skills and functioning at school, at home and in the community. Dr. Keluskar is a pediatrics developmental/behavioral clinical psychologist at Stony Brook Medicine. She specializes in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, anxiety disorders and behavior management for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Separation Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It's understandable if you might think there's no need to feel concerned about kids going through separation anxiety, given school closures and many parents being either out of work or working from home. Stony Brook Medicine child and adolescent psychologists Jennifer Keluskar, PhD, and Debra Reicher, PhD, and child and adolescent psychiatrist Judith Crowell, MD, explain some of the potential challenges and obstacles and provide helpful tips.

For additional mental health-related information, visit: 
stonybrookmedicine.edu/COVID19ResourceResiliencyTools