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Helping Your Kids Following The Orlando Tragedy

Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives and were injured in the recent terrorist act in Orlando—an event that is being called the most extensive mass shooting in this country’s history.

When You Have An Explosive Child

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Muslim Children: Addressing Prejudice and Xenophobia

As an adult Muslim, I find it disconcerting, and at times, downright frightening, to hear xenophobic statements about keeping Muslims out of the country. In my work as a child psychiatrist, I’m hearing from Muslim parents across the country that their children are coming home to them with difficult questions and intense emotional reactions.

Helping Your Kids Following Yet Another Terrorist Attack

In light of today’s attack in Brussels, Belgium, we are re-posting this blog we wrote last November (just five months ago) in response to the tragedy that befell Paris. Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this most recent nonsensical act of violence.

Lord Of The Flies In The Classroom: The Complicated World of Discipline And Limits

There is a fairly disturbing video circulating the Internet this week: a substitute teacher appears terrified as students verbally, and even physically, threaten her. One boy goes so far as to raise a chair in the air, as if preparing to strike her.

Bad To The Bone: Seven Myths About Juveniles In Jail

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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Bad To The Bone: Seven Myths About Juveniles In Jail

Judith Edersheim, J.D., M.D. and Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D.

Predicting The Next Mental Health Crisis: Sometimes We Just Can’t Know

When tragedies hit, it is in our nature to ask why.  The co-pilot in the horrific Germanwings crash had serious mental health problems, according to reports.

Beyond Sexual Assault

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

How to Talk With Your Kids About the Ferguson Unrest

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot to death by on-duty police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.  The case immediately drew national and even international attention.

Just after the shooting, many commentators sought to view the tragedy as part of a larger narrative. The U.K.

Lockdowns: Good Or Bad?

“When there’s a lockdown and they tell me to go under the table, if there’s a window open next to my desk, I’m going out that window.  There’s no way I’m sticking around.