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Worried about your kids?
So are we.

That's why we wrote Comeback Kids.


As a child and adolescent psychiatrist and kids' mental health advocate, we teamed up to create a go-to guide to help you parent through these challenging times during the pandemic and beyond.

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About the Authors

Frank DePietro, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and also serves as Medical Director for the Child and Adolescent In-Patient Program at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is a highly respected child psychiatrist and neuroscientist who specializes in treating adolescents and children. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife and four children.

Jacquelyn Lazo is a writer and editorial consultant for higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations. She discovered her passion for helping families develop meaningful relationships that improve the mental well-being of young children and adolescents while working with Save the Children and UNICEF, among other humanitarian organizations. She resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and daughter.

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Partnering for Good

A portion of the authors' proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the following organizations helping children and families impacted by the pandemic:
Child Mind Institute
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Sin Barreras