Tele-Support Talks

Managing Self Care for Parents of Children with Vision Loss

Online via Zoom

March 18, 2024 | 8:30 EST


Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 8:30-9:30pm EST

Location: Online via Zoom

Speaker: Laura Newman, PhD

During this discussion, we will explore the unique challenges faced by parents raising children with vision loss and explore effective strategies for maintaining their own well-being. The journey of parenting can be demanding for those with visually impaired children, and amidst the responsibilities, it’s crucial for parents to prioritize self-care. This discussion will encompass practical self-care techniques, emotional resilience, coping with a new vision diagnosis, and the importance of building a support network.

About the Speaker

Laura Newman, PhD, has over twenty years of experience conducting assessment and psychotherapy as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Newman treats patients with a variety of clinical conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), adjustment to vision impairment and other physical disabilities, mood disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. In 2013, Dr. Newman joined Lighthouse Guild’s Behavioral Health Clinic as the clinic’s psychologist. She works within an interdisciplinary team of other mental health providers. Dr. Newman works closely with families and community members of individuals impacted by disability to optimize home-based support for increasing patient coping and self-efficacy. She holds a PhD in Psychology from New School for Social Research.


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