“Feed the attention of the child… Starve the attention of the bully…”
– Lilliana Díaz-Pedrosa, Esq.
Advocates for Children of NY Director, AFC Parent Center
In January 2020, we held our first panel discussion on a very important topic: “Advocating for Your School-Age Children.” It was an invaluable program we put together for our patient families and caregivers, providing them with critical information, insight, and ammunition to tackle an often daunting task, especially when you have a school-age child with a craniofacial difference. The event was a huge success with more than thirty five people in attendance.
Patricia Chibbaro, RN, from the myFace Center for Craniofacial Care at NYU Langone Health, moderated this amazing panel of professionals including our very own Dina Zuckerberg, Director of Family Programs, Jennifer Russell, LCSW and Aileen Blitz, PhD from the myFace Center. We were able to arrange for 2 families to speak from personal experience, as well as Lilliana Díaz-Pedrosa, a director from Advocates for Children who provided excellent, insightful legal advice.
We want to continue offering these types of educational programs for our community. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for topics or issues you’d like explored.