Watch & Learn

NAAF has a wide variety of resources to increase awareness and understanding of alopecia areata, including educational webinars, patient videos and inspiring community voices. We hope these videos, webinars and stories not only leave you better informed but empowered as well.

Alopecia Areata Patient Videos

We can always learn and gain confidence from those who have shared similar experiences to our own. These videos feature a diverse group of alopecia areata community members sharing their life’s highs and lows, and their advice to others who are also going through journeys not unlike their own.

Community Voices

If there was one thing you could tell your friends about alopecia areata, what would it be?  What’s one thing you would like to tell your dermatologist, parents, co-workers, or classmates? NAAF asked our community these very questions and we hope you’ll find these patient perspectives both candid and informative. And if you’re an alopecia areata patient, you may find your experience is similar to that of the patients featured here. Learn how you can share your voice.


NAAF is pleased to offer free webinars in the You Are Not Alone: Education and Empowerment Webinar Series. We recognize the crucial need for the patient community to interact with medical professionals and experts with experience on topics specific to alopecia areata. These webinars cover a variety of relevant topics presented by a diverse set of speakers that will empower and educate community members wherever they are on their journey with alopecia areata.

NAAF gratefully acknowledges the support provided for the You Are Not Alone: Education and Empowerment Webinar Series from our partners.

pediatrician discussing alopecia areata in children during a webinar

Pediatric Alopecia Areata: Treatment Options For Children

Speaker:  Brittany Craiglow, MD , Associate Professor Adjunct – Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine Pediatric dermatologist Britt Craiglow, MD, presents on alopecia areata in children, including current treatment options and navigating treatment conversations with healthcare providers.

Navigating Prior Authorization and Insurance Appeals for Wigs, Cranial Prosthetics, and Medications in Alopecia Areata

Navigating Prior Authorization and Insurance Appeals for Wigs, Cranial Prosthetics, and Medications in Alopecia Areata The complexities of health insurance coverage are often challenging to navigate. Dr. Arash Mostaghimi, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School…
webinar discussing bullying against children with alopecia areata

Identifying Bullying And Standing Up To It Safely

Speakers: Barbara Truluck, NCC, Georgia School Counselor; Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth, PhD, LP, University of Wisconsin Stout Individuals with alopecia areata, especially kids, are frequent targets of bullying. When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send the message that…
Brett King discussing alopecia areata treatments

Alopecia Areata Treatment Update: A New Future Awaits

Advancements in our understanding of alopecia areata have led to new and emerging treatments, including the recent first-ever FDA-approved medicine for the disease. In this webinar, Dr. Brett King, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, will discuss these…

Resilience, Courage and Confidence

As part of NAAF’s “You Are Not Alone: NAAF Education and Empowerment Webinar Series,” our first of 12 webinars kicked off with “Resilience, Courage and Confidence” featuring Shamsha Damani and Sofia Martinez. Shamsha was diagnosed with alopecia universalis since 2013…

Alopecia Areata: Beyond the Basics

Take a deep dive with experts in the field, addressing the questions you want answered and sharing tips to help you stay healthy. Dr. Amy McMichael and Dr. Leslie Castelo-Soccio will address lifestyle factors as they relate to alopecia areata,…