October 21, 2020

Wellness Parent Education Series


Resilience is the ability to overcome severe stress or difficulty and bounce back stronger than ever. This year has undoubtedly been fraught with unprecedented challenges and so our Wellness Parent Education series will engage experts in supporting families develop key skills to help Oakwood parents and students to thrive. 

Aliza Pressman, Ph.D.
Aliza Pressman, Ph.D.

Maximizing Resilience
with Aliza Pressman, Ph.D.
Wednesday, Oct 28 | 7pm

Resilience is not a personal attribute; rather, resilience is a dynamic process encompassing positive adaptation within the context of adversity. While we cannot control the larger environment, much of the resilience research points to the power of the parent-child relationship and the importance of bolstering the processes underlying resilience,  such as self-regulation, autonomy, problem-solving, and empathy. This talk will focus on the ways relationships build resilience and what parents can do to promote some of the underlying processes most closely linked with how children thrive.



Aliza Pressman, Ph.D. is the Co-Founding Director and Director of Clinical Programming for the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Aliza received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and M.A. in Risk, Resilience, and Prevention from the Department of Human Development at Teacher’s College and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was a research fellow at The National Center for Children and Families. Aliza is certified in parent management training from the Yale Parenting Center. Aliza is also the co-founder of the SeedlingsGroup, a New York City and Los Angeles parent education  practice as well as the host of the podcast Raising Good Humans