Webinar: Supportive Perspectives for Children and Families Under Stress

The Jewish Education Project
April 2, 2020

Designed for Early Childhood Educators and Parents of Young Children

As the Coronavirus forces us to change the way we interact and engage in the world, we are likely to experience stress and anxiety, and potential trauma. However, opportunities exist to recognize stress early and nourish the minds and souls of individuals and families. This webinar with Dr. Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko offers a brief overview of trauma and shares how the art of children can help us identify when children are experiencing stress or trauma. Includes specific reactions children have to stress, and how their artwork can give parents and educators a window into the feelings of young children.

This link will take you to a zoom recording of the webinar.

Participants can:

  • Understand what trauma is and learn symptoms and behaviors that might result after experiencing trauma.
  • Understand specific child reactions to stress and learn symptoms and behaviors that might result after a child experiences trauma.
  • View art work of children and adults with anxiety and certain types of PTSD.
  • Learn how art can be an important outlet for young children and adults as they cope with stress.
  • Develop transformative strategies to help build resiliency and create community.


Dr. Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC


Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko has worked clinically as an art therapist for 44 years, in academia for 28 years and in private practice for 40 years. Beth has worked with children and adults in the areas of psychiatry, addictions, aging, PTSD, chronic illness, special education, developmental disabilities and child development. Beth has served on two Boards for the NYS Office of the Professions: Mental Health PBractitioners Board and Applied Behavior Analysis Board. Beth has been on the Board of Advisors for the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Soho, NYC, providing education components for shows on the artwork of children from war zones throughout the world, as well as developing community programs implemented after 9/11/01. Beth is approved by NYS as a provider of continuing education contact hours for LCAT's.



  • Early Childhood