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Well-Being of Youth and Young Adults

Thursday, August 5, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Parenting and educating young people as they transition back to in-person learning and jobs this year will likely be both joyful and challenging. A panel of experts will discuss approaches that parents, caregivers, and educators can take to support youth, including strategies to promote resilience, resourcefulness, and creating environments that facilitate a sense of belonging and agency—especially for youth of color. They will also discuss the risks of excessive pressure to succeed and countering helicopter parenting, as well as ways that schools can implement trauma-informed, equity-promoting approaches that foster wellness and healing justice.


  • Joyce Dorado, PhD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; director, UCSF Health Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS)
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, MFANew York Times best-selling author
  • Suniya Luthar, PhD, Professor Emerita, Columbia University; founder, Authentic Connections
  • Moderator: Dan Siegel, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine; founder, Mindsight Institute


This event is part of the Emotional Well-Being in 2021 Webinar Series, presented by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UCSF Office of Alumni Relations.

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Please pre-register to receive a link to the live event stream. You can also submit questions for the panelists in advance.