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Presented by RWJBarnabas

How to Support Children and Adolescents in Today’s World

Amidst global events, geopolitical tensions, and societal pressures, safeguarding the mental well-being of our youth becomes imperative. In today’s intricate landscape, fostering the mental wellness of our children stands as a top priority.

Join us for an enlightening discussion on Childhood Mental Wellness with Marli Gelfand, AVP of Behavioral Health at Monmouth Medical Center, part of the RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Services, together with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, as she delves into the repercussions of world events, climate issues, social media, and peer pressure on children’s mental health.

Through this exploration, Marli will offer practical strategies to provide support and nurture resilience in our youth.

Gain invaluable insights on:

  • Understanding and supporting children’s mental health in today’s fast-paced world
  • Strategies for fostering resilience and emotional well-being
  • Navigating challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression
  • Creating a supportive environment amidst societal pressures and expectations
  • And more!

Meet Our Featured Speaker

Marli J. Gelfand, M.A.,L.P.C. Marli J. Gelfand, M.A.,L.P.C. Associate Vice President of the Behavioral Health Service Line, RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center

Marli J. Gelfand, M.A.,L.P.C. is the Associate Vice President of the Behavioral Health Service Line at RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center. Ms. Gelfand holds Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology and in Art Psychotherapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.  She has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 20 years focusing on work with pediatrics through young adults specializing in Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Eating Disorders, and LGBTQ+ related concerns and along with her role at RWJ Barnabas Health has an active private practice.  Ms. Gelfand has been an administrator at Monmouth Medical Center since July 2022 and prior to that was with Jersey City Medical Center in a similar role for 20 years.

Marli Gelfand is an active member and chairs several local county and state boards and is a requested speaker/trainer within the public and private sector on topics relating to Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Trauma, Grief, Self-Care and Wellness for communities and the workforce, Childhood Obesity Prevention and the ongoing Psychological Effects. Marli also has a vast experience in training workforce in a variety of topics including Leading Resilience in the Workforce, High Reliability Organization Principles, Coaching towards a Cohesive Team and other topics related to Burnout Prevention and Self Care.  Ms. Gelfand lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children and enjoys yoga, live music, skiing, surfing and reading.

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