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Taking Care of Yourself and Your Students:
Coping with Pandemic Crisis & Loss

Schonfeld This webinar, presented by special guest Dr. David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement located at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, will provide practical advice on how school nutrition professionals can help students cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic and how to support grieving students, as well as some advice related to professional self-care. Dr. Schonfeld will be joined by Dr. Ashley K. Powell, PhD, RDN, SNS, Child Nutrition Director, Auburn City Schools, with time available for questions and discussion. The webinar takes place at 3 pm EDT TODAY on September 16. Register now!

Dr. Schonfeld established and directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (, located at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine. For more than 30 years, he has provided consultation and training to schools on supporting students and staff during times of crisis and loss in the aftermath of numerous school crisis events and disasters within the United States and abroad. These include the COVID-19 pandemic; terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center, school and community shootings and stabbings and weather-related disasters across the country.

Dr. Schonfeld has given more than 1,000 presentations on the topics of crisis and loss and has authored more than 150 scholarly articles, book chapters, and books. Prior faculty positions have been in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine; Head of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Pediatrician-in-Chief at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Chair of Pediatrics at Drexel University School of Medicine.

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