February 24, 2021

March 18 webinar: Co-parenting and food allergies

Managing food allergy is a daily challenge even when caregivers are in sync.  When they aren't, and when the child with food allergy has more than one home base, matters can get tense. 

Our food allergy social worker Kim Menzel and her guest, marital therapist Debbie Makkonen, will discuss strategies for managing a child's food allergy when parents and other family members don't see eye to eye about safety precautions.

Join us March 18 at 1pm ET via Zoom for this practical and informative one-hour webinar.  All welcome, no charge to attend. Kim and Debbie will take questions live via the Zoom Q&A function, or you may submit them in advance via mpeddy@umich.edu

Click here to register for the Zoom link.

Kim Menzel, LMSW, ACSW, is a food allergy informed clincial social worker at the University of Michigan Food Allergy Clinic.  As part of the care team, she meets with patients and their families to help manage stress and anxiety, and to coach patients in skills-building for independence and safety. 

Debbie Makkonen, MS, is a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan. She has worked in the mental health field for 20 years with families, couples and individuals.  After working in community mental health, Ms. Makkonen opened her private practice "Holistic Psychotherapy for Mind, Body & Spirit" in 2013.