Parenting During A Pandemic

Creating Stability in The Midst of Uncertainty

GEF Virtual Event   •   May 21 & May 28, 2020


Guest Speakers:

Rebecca Wetter, School Psychologist, O’Maley Innovation Middle School

Dr. Brian Orr, MD, Brian Orr Pediatrics

Dr. Mark Konecky, Phd (May 28th event only)

Moderated by:

Aria McElhenny, Executive Director, Gloucester Education Foundation, and

John Sarrouf Co-Executive Director and Director of Program Development, Essential Partners

Balancing work, children, remote learning, and family life in the midst of a pandemic is challenging new territory for all of us. With so much information out there it’s hard to know what to prioritize and how to cut through the clutter.

Join us for a two-part interactive series to discuss how the change in our daily lives is affecting our children. Our experts will answer your questions and provide ideas and solutions for how parents can maintain a sense of calm for our kids during an uncertain and anxiety-producing time.

Topics will include:

  • How do we keep our kids mentally healthy during this time of uncertainty?
  • Dealing with disappointment and grief- how to help kids mourn the losses that they are experiencing.
  • How to safely fulfill our kids needs to be social.
  • Spotting the warning signs of anxiety and depression.

Gloucester Education Foundation drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District. Since it was established in 2005, Gloucester Education Foundation has raised more than $8 million to fund programs in the Gloucester Public Schools.

More on our Guest Speakers:

Dr Brian Orr
Brian Orr
Rebecca Wetter
Rebecca Wetter
Dr. Konecky
Mark Konecky

Date and Time
Part I – Thu, May 21, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Part II – Thu, May 28, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Virtual / Online