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Roslyn Heights, NY, September 12, 2017 — On Tuesday evening September 19th, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center will host a fundraiser for its Children’s Center at Nassau County Family Court.  The event will be held at Tesoro’s Ristorante, located at 967 Old Country Road in Westbury, and will feature entertainment by Paul Lauren, musician and soul crooner. The event, which will feature cocktails and a buffet, will run...

It’s the ultimate tragedy. When any child, teen or adult commits suicide, the reverberations can devastate friends, destroy families and spread fear and sorrow throughout communities. Suicide knows no race, gender or economic status—and teens or even younger children are at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 14, and the second...

September is National Yoga Month, designed to educate the public about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.  How does yoga relate to our mission to restore and strengthen the emotional wellbeing of children and families? According to the American Psychological Association, yoga relieves stress and anxiety, reduces muscle tension and inflammation, and calms the nervous system. It has even been shown to help reduce depression. Another area...

Reading, writing and arithmetic. For many years, that’s what was viewed as the main curriculum for schools to cover. But for those who believe we should teach not just academics but also focus on a student’s wellbeing, there’s some good news out of Albany. Legislation signed by Governor Cuomo in 2016 requires that public schools in New York State begin providing instruction in mental health on or after July 1, 2018....

“The Garden City News,” Aug. 11, 2017 GC resident honored at Golf and Tennis Classic North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s 21st annual Jonathan Krevat Memorial Golf & Tennis Cl assic was the place to be on Monday, June 19, at The Creek in Locust Valley. This year’s honoree, Garden City resident Dan Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer, Donnelly Mechanical Corporation, and longtime supporter of the Guidance Center, shares the exciting news: “It was...

There’s no putting it off. Summer is waning and that means school is right around the corner. Although it’s no surprise when the bus comes that first day, the change can be hard for anyone to handle. The transition from carefree summer days to school days is challenging. And it’s not just kids who are stressed. Parents also suffer from the back-to-school jitters. While parents appreciate that their children will be...

As the summer comes to an end and back to school is on the mind, let’s consider our kid’s mental well-being. It can be hard to walk down the halls of a school when you’re not feeling good about yourself. Help your kids start off the school year on the right foot by promoting their self-esteem and self-image. Here are some tips parents can share with their children: Stop critiquing yourself:...

Going off to college, whether it is your first time or your last can be a lot to manage. There are so many internal and external costs and benefits.  The responsibility of independence, as well as social, academic, and financial commitments, can feel overwhelming.  The transition to college, while exciting, can often add a great deal of stress to one’s life. Be equipped to make this upcoming year a happy...