On May 27, 2021, Benchmark hosted a panel of experts for a webinar entitled "Coming Out of COVID: What Parents Need to Know About Supporting Kids Emerging from the Pandemic School Year." Panelists spoke about how to support kids socially, emotionally, and academically this summer and into the next school year.
The panelists covered how to help kids socialize again, how to support kids with anxiety, what to do about screen time, how kids should best spend their summer, what to look out for with COVID and vaccine effects, and much more.
Amber B. West Buller, PhD
Dr. Amber West Buller is a clinical psychologist and the founder of POJ Solutions.
Y. Lily Higgins, MD, MBA, MS
Dr. Lily Higgins is the Market Chief Medical Officer for Keystone First and AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania. She was recently appointed to the Delaware County Board of Health with the goal of establishing the county’s first health department.
Thomas K. Hurster, MSS, LCSW, CGP
Mr. Tom Hurster is a clinical social worker on the Child and Family Support Services team at Benchmark School, a clinical social worker in private practice, and an Instructor in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
Ms. Barbara Kraus-Blackney has been the President of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), a regional association of 130 independent schools from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, for 22 years.