Jenni Silverstein and Elizabeth BechardOct 11, 2023
Parenting and Climate Change
A Discussion with Jenni Silverstein and Elizabeth Bechard
New Books Network 2023
Today I talked to Jenni Silverstein and Elizabeth Bechard about their study (co-authored with Jennifer Walker) "What are the Impacts of Concern about Climate Change on the Emotional Dimensions of Parents’ Mental Health? A Literature Review" published in the Journal of Health Care Communications (September, 2023).
Jenni Silverstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Infant-Family Mental Health Specialist, working at the intersection of Climate Justice and Early Childhood Mental Health.
Elizabeth Bechard is Senior Policy Analyst for Moms Clean Air Force and leads the organization’s work on climate change and mental health. She is author of Parenting in a Changing Climate: Tools for Cultivating Resilience, Taking Action, and Practicing Hope in the Face of Climate Change.
Karyne Messina is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and am on the medical staff of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. She is the author of Resurgence of Populism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Projective Identification, Blame Shifting and the Corruption of Democracy (Routledge, 2022).