Elisa DiChristina, MSW, LCSW has an array of clinical experiences, which includes psychiatric emergency services, inpatient settings, ranging from ICU to emergency departments, as well as oncology and infectious disease (HIV). She consulted to New Jersey Division of Children Protection and Permanency, taught as an adjunct professor and worked as a psychotherapist. She has worked in numerous settings and systems, such as children’s residential facilities, a juvenile detention center, group homes for adolescents, police departments and jails. She was credentialed as a NJ Mental Health Screener, NJ Court Appointed Parent Coordinator and NJ Certified Divorce Mediator. Elisa became motivated to make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents, particularly while completing suicidal threat assessments of minors.
Elisa was inspired to advocate for children and create proactive, preventative and educational solutions after gaining knowledge and experience as a mental health clinician assisting children and families on the diagnostic and treatment side of the equation. Thus, the first of its’ kind, this uniquely designed strength based Are You A Glow Kid? Storybook Educational Program comprehensively addresses modern day circumstances to provide many of the childhood skills needed for life health and well-being.