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Dr. Annie Abram will talk about toddlers: their separation anxiety, sleeping habits, toilet training, temper tantrums and more. If you are a parent of a toddler, or just want more information about child development during the first 2 years please feel free to call as during show time at (646) 716-5232 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join parenting expert Dr. Annie Abram, Ph.D. on March 29th, 2010. She will talk about how parenthood presents opportunities for self-transformation throughout our lifetime. The parenting experience provides on-going opportunities to think about our life stories and understand how this narrative informs our daily life. We become mindful by making the connection between today and yesterday allowing ourselves to live in the present.
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Our show is an open conversation about mindful parenting, finding your voice as a parent and feeling competent in this role. Parenting is a relationship not a set of rules and it gives us the opportunity of a lifetime: to re-write our own life narrative. On our show we talk about developing a deeper understanding of ourselves in order to better understand our children.
Are you outraged by custody battles frequently resulting in decisions that are not in the best interest of the child? We must find ways to change the justice system that discriminates against the "good enough" mother, and awards custody to fathers, who have proven themselves to be unfit, disinterested in the role, and often neglectful/abusive. Join Dr. Annie Abram and Dr. Phyllis Chesler, author of "Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody" for the live discuss
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year olds) being identified with an autism spectrum disorder. The number of children identified with ASD ranged from 1 in 175 children in Alabama to 1 in 45 children in New Jersey” (4/27/2014 press release).
Autism Speaks, a not for profit advocacy organization, devoted to understanding autism from all perspectives (research, treatment, effects on family) has made contributions to the understanding of ASD which greatly enhance the lives of those living with ASD, their families and communities.
Dr. Paul Wang, SVP Autism Speaks and head of medical research, will talk with us about the 2013 Top Ten Advances in Autism Research winners as identified by Autism Speaks.
It should be emphasized that the earlier a child is diagnosed with ASD and receives therapeutic services, his/her life chances for education, employment, and overall socialization dramatically increase.
Dr. Paul Wang joined Autism Speaks in September 2013 as the organization’s senior vice president and head of medical research.
Dr. Wang graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts in biomedical sciences and received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Michigan, a research fellowship at the Salk Institute and a clinical fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Today's guests, Drs. Angel Harris and Keith Robinson will discuss their book "The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's Education." Many of their research findings turn our traditional beliefs about a child's school achievement and its relationship to parental involvement with school on its head.
Angel Harris is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University. His research interests include social inequality, policy, and education. My work focuses on the social psychological determinants of the racial achievement gap. Specifically, I examine the factors that contribute to differences in academic investment among African Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, and Whites. I also study the impact that adolescents' perceptions of opportunities for upward socio-economic mobility have for their academic investment, and the long-term effects of youths' occupational aspirations both within the United States and Europe.
Keith Robinson is An Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the determinants and implications of test score (achievement) inequality in K-12 education. Dr. Robinson's work highlights the extent to which family and school factors contribute to achievement inequality, and suggests ways to equalize these differences. Much can be learned by examining the various stages of K-12 education since the determinants of achievement disparities change as children progress through schooling.
Do you know that 1 in 8 women suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), according to Postpartum Support International (PSI)?
"Maternal illness is not new. It was recognized as early as the fifth century B.C., when Hippocrates proposed that fluid from the uterus could flow to the head after childbirth and cause delirium. In the Middle Ages, mothers with such symptoms were viewed as witches or victims of witchcraft. " Belluck, P. (2014, June 15). Thinking of Ways to Harm Her. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
We've come a long way in understanding postpartum depression but we still need to work on de-stigmatizing the illness, and raise awareness on what PPD is, and most importantly, we need to implement successful tools to identify women mostly vulnerable to PPD, so treatment can start as soon as possible.
Our guest today is Carly Snyder, M.D. , a psychiatrist in New York City with a focus and expertise in Reproductive Psychiatry.
The topic of surrogacy is emotionally and ethically controversial. Today, Michele Zavos, an attorney who practices family law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will provide an overview and time line in assisted reproductive technology issues. Ms. Zavos is a pioneer in creating legal protection for LGBT families.
"Until recently, stories in the popular press were about traditional surrogacy, where the surrogate is inseminated with sperm from the infertile woman’s husband, and the carrier is genetically linked to the child. Today, most couples who build their families through surrogacy choose gestational surrogacy, also known as gestational care. In gestational care, the intended mother or an egg donor provides the egg and the intended father or a sperm donor provides the sperm. The resulting embryo is transferred to the gestational carrier, who has no genetic connection to the child". RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 2013
Michele Zavos is a partner in the Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC. She founded the first Maybe Baby group in the Washington metropolitan area in 1982.
Michele is a selected member of the National Family Law Advisory Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights and an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton named her an “Angel in Adoption” in 2009. Michele has won many awards for her service to the LGBT community.
Michele and her law partner, Eva N. Juncker, were recently selected two of the top 25 divorce lawyers in Montgomery County by Bethesda Magazine. She was named Family Law Practitioner of the Year by the Bar Association of Montgomery County in 2013.
In a video posted by today's guest, Dr. Tara Cousineau, Caroline Heldman, Ph.D., gives a TEDxYouth@SanDiego talk: The Sexy Lie (http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-Sexy-Lie-Caroline-Heldman-a), which covers many aspects of the work Dr. Tara passionately devotes her life to. These include: the importance of self compassion for mothers, how to help girls develop healthy self esteem, and ways they can empower themselves in the world.
More information about Dr. Tara Cousineau's work can be found on her website http://www.taracousineau.com/
Dr. Tara Cousineau is a clinical psychologist, self-esteem coach, and social entrepreneur based in Boston. She is founder of Moxie Moms coaching created for mothers of tween and teen girls. The on-one-one coaching and group programs focus on skill building and support in parenting daughters and is based on years of experience in working with adolescent girls and women.
She founded BodiMojo Inc., which develops evidence-based and innovative solutions to help youth take control of their health by leveraging the “digital” playgrounds they reside in. The BodiMojo web program improved body esteem in teenage girls. A mobile app is under development. These products and the associated outcome research are supported by grants through the National Institutes of Health, Small Business Innovative Research Program.
Her expertise includes also writing, research and conceptual development in health media. This includes helping organizations identify and formulate health communication strategies to reach girls and women as individuals, groups and decision makers.
Today, Annie Abram and Erin Forgay will discuss violence, using a new paradigm that challenges traditional perspectives about teaching young children how to cope with violent times. The troubles in Ireland (1969 - 1994) will serve as a background.
We often hear: "she/he is a child of two years. She won't possibly remember." However, the latest brain research and the behavior of children, who have experienced violence (war, family violence, media, long term cultural, religious conflicts) tells us a different story. Even if a child does not actually witness violence, the psychological environment in homes and communities, profoundly affects children's psyches and ways of viewing the world. If a grandparent was physically injured during war times and can not walk, a young child can make meaning of the situation in order to have some way of understanding. In many families explanations are vague and confusing. Helping children process trauma at their developmental level is essential. Otherwise, the trauma is transmitted from generation to generation. We all need the language to talk about our fears and concerns.
Under the guidance of Diane Levin, Erin and a group of Wheelock students traveled to Northern Ireland to work with Early Years’ Media Initiative. Through this program, the Wheelock students explored the conflicts of the area and the effects on young children. Using persona puppets and dolls, the program is geared towards teaching young children how to respect differences and to promote peace.
"As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen - children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock - everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain?" Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant and author. In her book: The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age (Harper), Catherine examines ways in which technology and media are putting our children at risk at every stage of development. while challenging what it means to be a family. Over the past 30 years. Catherine has worked in more than 350 independent schools throughout the United States and abroad, leading workshops for administrators, teacher s, and parents on a wide range of topics related to strengthening children's social and emotional intelligence and resilience. These include: challenging unhealthy cultural values, helping schools develop curricula and programs designed to increase children's confidence and competence as emerging leaders, and nourishing healthy relationships in the age of technology. A leading expert on the impact of technology on work/family/life balance, she also works with corporations and non-profit organizations.
Today, Dr. Annie Abram and Dr. Sherry Hamby will discuss domestic violence, using a new paradigm that challenges traditional perspectives about battered women and provides a new way of understanding this complex problem.
"........ the incredible creativity and resilience of battered women is little recognized by some who work with victims of domestic violence and much of the general public. Many battered women engage in protective strategies and actively cope with the problem of victimization. In fact, counter to some stereotypes, nationally representative data shows battered women in the U.S. seek professional help from law enforcement at rates similar to other crime victims, and seek professional help from advocates and counselors at rates similar to those with other psychological problems". Sherry Hamby, PhD.
Dr. Sherry Hamby is Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Life Paths Research Program at the University of the South. She is also founding editor of the APA journal Psychology of Violence. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hamby has worked for more than 20 years on the problem of violence. She is co-investigator on the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence. She is the recipient of numerous honors and author or co-author of more than 100 works including The Web of Violence: Exploring Connections among Different Forms of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse. Dr. Hamby’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and hundreds of other media outlets. Her most recent book is Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know (Oxford University Press, 2014).
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