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Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting news releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. Oregon State University issued the following news release: "A new study shows there is a gender gap when it comes to behavior and self-control in American young children – [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting news releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. The University of Cambridge issued the following news release: "Scientists have discovered a cognitive biomarker – a biological indicator of a disease – for young adolescents who are at [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting news releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. Sam Houston State University issued the following news release: "Childhood bullying can lead to long term health consequences, including general and mental health issues, behavioral problems, eating disorders, smoking, [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting news releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. We have included this particular release given the current sex abuse allegations by alumni of NYC private schools, Poly Prep Country Day School and Horace Mann School. The University [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting press releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. The Journal of Pediatrics released the following press release: "As adults, we know that self-control and delaying gratification are important for making healthful eating choices, portion control, and maintaining [...]

In light of sex abuse allegations against, not one, but two NYC private schools, Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn and the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, Bronx, we recommend all members (parents, administrators, board members, students, faculty, etc.) of the NYC private school community look at the Freeh Report which examines [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting press releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. Northwestern University released the following press release: "What protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youths from considering suicide and, conversely, what makes them most vulnerable to it? The [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting press releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) issued the following news release: "A new national report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting press releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. The University College London published the following press release: "Children exposed to family violence show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat, new [...]

One of the most important shifts in education today is an awareness of the positive impact that Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) can for the academic success of our youth. Even Congress has recognized the importance of SEL with a bill introduced this past July, called “The Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Act of 2011,” [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting press releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. The University of Massachusetts Amherst released the following press release: "AMHERST, Mass. - A study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Lisa Scott suggests that long before they [...]

Focus On JBFCS

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services provides mental health and social services to a diverse population in New York City. Located on West 50th Street in New York City, the center offers services for adults and children. Among the programs the center offers the surrounding community are children and adolescent services and early [...]

The Kennedy Kennedy Krieger Institute issued the following release: "In a study published today in the Clinical Neuropsychologist (e-publication ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found differences in the brain development of preschool children with symptoms of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Results showed the region of the brain important for cognitive and motor [...]

The American Sociological Association issued the following press release today: "Children whose parents get divorced generally don’t experience detrimental setbacks in the pre-divorce period, but often fall behind their peers—and don’t catch up—when it comes to math and interpersonal social skills after their parents begin the divorce process, according to a new study. In addition, [...]

Often, NYC parents of children with special needs struggle to find an appropriate summer program for their children. Big Apple Day Program (BADP) is a new therapeutic summer program that aims to offer an additional choice for NYC parents of children with special needs. Big Apple Day Program (BADP) is a Manhattan co-ed summer day [...]

We strongly recommend this upcoming lecture, which is part of the Parents & Science initiative launched in 2007 by The Rockefeller University: The First Big Love: Exploring the Neurobiology of Parent-Child Bonding Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Place: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall York Avenue at 66th Street The Rockefeller University [...]

"A recent study by Merikangas and colleagues published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) shows that only half of adolescents that are affected with severely impairing mental disorders ever receive treatment for these conditions. The researchers found that approximately one third of adolescents [...]

For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood. The study shows that specific parental and caregiver behaviors -- such as advocating for their children when they are mistreated [...]

Your Child’s Evaluation

If your child is about to have an evaluation, one of the following is probably the case: 1. You are trying to identify whether your child has delays in learning/cognition or social/ emotional difficulties that may require special education services or other interventions. 2. You are trying to identify the instructional strategies that will be [...]

There is perhaps no greater fear for a parent than the idea that his or her child will be bullied. Unfortunately, incidents of bullying in schools across the country have become increasingly common—but the good news is that we as a society have become better at recognizing this problem, as reported in the New York [...]

According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) "each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5-to-14-year-olds." In New York Magazine's "The Leap," Jesse Green revisits the February 2009 suicide of Teddy [...]