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Understanding the Misunderstood: Childhood Bipolar Disorder and Fear of Harm - Part 2
Families struggle everyday to help their children overcome mental health obstacles. But without having the right information, getting the right diagnosis and accessing the right treatment can feel like an insurmountable task. JBRF’s executive director, Elizabeth Errico, shares about the cutting edge work their team has done to uncover a new mental health diagnosis. She’ll help you learn how to recognize it in kids and how to advocate for your children to get the best possible treatment.

Apr 20, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Elizabeth Errico
Executive Director @Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
Ms. Errico has worked for 20 years in the fields of psychological counseling, psychotherapy, and education. Ms. Errico practiced as a psychotherapist in private practice as well as in the partial hospitalization program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and at small nonprofit organizations. She taught undergraduate psychology at Kean University for nearly a decade, and has worked as a consultant to nonprofit organizations supporting positive team building and productive internal communication processes. Ms. Errico earned a BA in psychology from Georgetown University along with an MA in psychological counseling and an Ed.M. in counseling and education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Randi Silverman
Founder & Executive Director @The Youth Mental Health Project
Randi Silverman is the co-Founder of The Youth Mental Health Project and an award-winning screenwriter and producer of the feature film, NO LETTING GO. As national public speaker and presenter on the topic of children’s mental health, Randi sparks meaningful conversations that provide insight into the challenges faced by families with a loved one who struggles with mental illness. As Founder of The Youth Mental Health Project, Randi’s work creates opportunities for open community dialogue and increased awareness and education about children’s mental health. In 2011, Randi co-founded a local community Parent-to-Parent Support Group, which has served over 1000 families in Westchester, NY. As a graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law, Randi also uses her knowledge of the law to help parents advocate for the educational needs of their children who suffer from mental health challenges. Randi is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Bipolar Foundation.