Funding for this program was generously provided by the Louis J. and June E. Kay Foundation
We hope you will join us for the next webinar in our Transforming Lives Webinar Series on February 13th, 2024, at 7pm EST: Support that Helps Families Impacted by Cleft Lip/Palate and Other Craniofacial Conditions to Thrive.
- To define stress and the barriers to self-care
- To review strategies that promote the well-being of caregivers, with a focus on stress management and self-care practices
- To address the unique needs and challenges of siblings
- To discuss communication strategies that foster a supportive environment that promotes all family members’ well-being
- To review family support options, including counseling, support groups, and respite care.
Please submit any questions for our speakers in advance of the webinar by emailing them to Sandy Gilbert, Senior Program Director. If you join us for the live webinar, there will also be an opportunity for you to ask the speakers questions directly using the live chat feature.
Meredith Albert, Ph.D., MA
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Meredith Albert is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Cleft/Craniofacial team located at Shriners Children’s Chicago in Chicago, Illinois and an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Albert’s clinical training and professional experience includes treating patients in the areas of cleft/craniofacial care, pediatric psychology, trauma, rehabilitation and neuropsychological assessment. She also works on several multisite studies with colleagues from across the country to better understand and improve the functioning of patients diagnosed with craniofacial conditions.
Dr. Albert has been an active member of the American Cleft Palate Association and serves on several different committees, including the 2021 Nominating Committee and the 2022 Program Task Force. She is also current chair of ACPA’s Mental Health/Psychosocial Special Interest Group, a peer reviewer for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and was awarded CPCJ Peer Reviewer of the Year in 2020. Additionally, Dr. Albert is chair of APA Division 54’s Craniofacial Special Interest Group.
Janine Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and Surgery
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health)
Dr. Janine Rosenberg joined the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System (UI Health) in 2006 as the team pediatric psychologist for the Craniofacial Center. Dr. Rosenberg provides consultation of and treatment for social-emotional, learning, developmental, behavioral, and adjustment disorders for infants, children, and adolescents with craniofacial conditions. She also offers more intensive individual therapy services as well as psychological testing to provide comprehensive feedback about patients’ psychological functioning.
Dr. Rosenberg has been heavily involved in various National Institutes of Health as well as center-based research studies to better support, treat, and conceptualize patients with craniofacial conditions. Her clinical and research interests include improving quality of life for children and families with craniofacial conditions, empowering the patient with craniofacial conditions, and working with health disparities and the underserved within the craniofacial population.