Funding for this webinar is generously provided by The Milbank Foundation and 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 June 15th, 2023: Navigating Adolescence with a Craniofacial Condition: Strategies for Empowerment and Success.
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, PhD
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.
Canice E. Crerand, PhD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Canice E. Crerand, PhD, is a Principal Investigator in The Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. As a clinical psychologist, she works with the Cleft Lip and Palate Center and the Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital providing psychological assessment and treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions. Her clinical and research interests focus on psychosocial adjustment and body image in children and adolescents with acquired and congenital medical conditions including craniofacial conditions.
I. Books for Parents and/or Teens:
- Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman
- How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
- Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson, and Colin Guare
- The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World by Julia V. Taylor
- The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents by Lisa Damour
III. Mental Health Websites:
- Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies
- American Psychological Association
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
IV. Mental Health Apps:
V. Anti-Bullying Resources:
• Stop Bullying
Information for patients, families, professionals, and teachers about preventing and addressing bullying
Report cyberbullying and online abuse to the relevant social media apps, gaming networks, and related platforms using the contact information provided
myFace is pleased to collaborate with the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) to present this educational program.