Abigail Gewirtz, PhD

Dr. Abigail Gewirtz is a mother of four, child psychologist, leading expert on families under stress, and the author of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place, (2020, Workman). She is Lindahl Leadership Faculty Chair in the Department of Family Social Science and the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, where she has devoted her career to developing and testing award-winning, skills-based parenting programs that promote children’s resilience.

Dr. Gewirtz is the author of more than 100 publications and has presented widely around the world.


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