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Back to School Luncheon:

Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain World

Virtual Event
Tuesday, September 15
12:00 pm EST

The world around us has been radically transformed by the spread of the coronavirus. For children with mental health and learning disorders and their families, the uncertainty, anxiety and disruption of daily life caused by the virus have been especially severe. The Child Mind Institute is committed to being there for families who are struggling, but we need your help.

On September 15, we held our first-ever virtual Back to School Luncheon. Every dollar raised will support accessible mental health care and resources for children, parents and educators as they navigate yet another transition this coming school year.

Parenting experts

Parenting experts Madeline Levine, PhD, Stephanie Lee, PsyD and Ali Wentworth shared practical solutions on how parents can decrease pressure and help children to build skills that help them thrive, like adaptability, resilience and tolerance for failure.

Please make a generous donation to support children in need.

Examples of how your gift can make a difference:

Provides financial aid for three children who would otherwise be unable to access care to receive a full course of treatment at the Child Mind Institute.

Allows the Student Success Program to develop and translate grief and COVID-19 recovery guides into 10 languages and to distribute the guides to 400 schools.

Provides a comprehensive mental health and learning evaluation for one child through our Healthy Brain Network study, including information required to request an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at school.

Supports the development of free, bilingual evidence-based resources on children’s mental health for educators and families.

Allows 10 teachers to participate in an educator stress management workshop.

Sponsors 12 students to attend a digital social emotional skill-building workshop.

A donation amount of your choosing supports the life-changing work of the Child Mind Institute.

All donors of $300 or more will receive a copy of Ready Or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World by Madeline Levine, PhD.


Pledge Your Gift Today

A member of our team will follow up with you to confirm your payment details.

Please contact us with any questions, including whether your employer will match your contribution.


Christine Mack | Zibby Owens | Debra G. Perelman | Sara Weiner, PhD

Host Committee

Roxanne Bok | Ellen Cohen | Elizabeth Quarta DePaolo | Elizabeth Granville-Smith | Desiree Gruber | Jennifer Harris | Tania Higgins | Tammy Levine | Julie Minskoff | Heather Olson | Heather Ouida | Jil Schaps

as of 8/4/2020

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Contact Cristina Pantell at or 646.646.625