What Do We Say to the Kids?

The Pandemic at Five Months

Watch the recorded webinar on our YouTube Channel.
(originally broadcasted on August 12, 2020)


Presented by Ilisse R. Perlmutter, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, DFAACAP Chair of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center


Parents and guardians have been struggling with how to explain the virus and help their children through the crisis. Dr. Perlmutter will provide an understanding of the psychological and behavioral health impact of the pandemic on children. And, gives guidance on how to support our children as we navigate the changing world created by the COVID-19 outbreak.


For those unable to join the live webinar, Dr. Perlmutter’s recorded presentation will be available on our Facebook and YouTube Channel approximately twenty-four hours after the event.


If you have questions or seek further information, please contact our Access Center at 800.730.2762 and ask about our Children’s Behavioral Health Outpatient Services.

About Dr. Perlmutter

Ilisse Perlmutter, MD, after a brief career in social work, returned to school for her MD from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed a residency in psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute.


Dr. Perlmutter’s experience in clinical, epidemiologic, and psychopharmacologic issues in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as her volunteer work at the Pier 94 Family Assistance Center after 9/11 has given her the expertise as an authority on the effects of disaster and trauma.


She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, A Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has received national awards for her contributions both locally and nationally.



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