Media Advisory: UC Davis LIVE on Children, Anxiety and Going Back to School

In this week’s UC Davis LIVE: COVID-19 two psychologists from the UC Davis MIND Institute will discuss how children and parents can manage the stress and anxiety of going back to school this fall.

A new school year is always an exciting and stressful time for children and parents alike, and this year there is the added stress of coronavirus — whether children are headed to real classrooms with new safety precautions, or to online classrooms with their own stress points.

The guests:

  • Breanna Winder-Patel is a clinical psychologist at the UC Davis MIND Institute and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She has a cognitive-behavioral therapy anxiety clinic and carries out research on anxiety in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability.
  • Marjorie Solomon is professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis. She is on the faculty of the MIND Institute and of the postdoctoral Autism Research Training Program. Solomon is a licensed psychologist whose primary clinical work is focused on high-functioning children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.

The conversation, hosted by Soterios Johnson, will be streamed live on FacebookYouTube and Twitter beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30.  

Questions can be submitted via Facebook and Twitter either in advance or during the show.

Media Resources

Andy Fell, News and Media Relations, 530-752-4533,

Marianne Russ Sharp, MIND Institute, 916-549-0209,

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