Author: North Shore Child Family Guidance Center

When you look back on your youth, chances are that you can think of one or perhaps several people who shared their wisdom and guidance with you. Perhaps it was a favorite teacher or coach. Maybe it was a volunteer with an organization like the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. Or maybe your mentor was someone who helped you navigate the landscape at your first job. When you look back on...

When a child faces a mental health challenge, the entire family is impacted. But while people may sympathize with parents and siblings, they often forget that grandparents also struggle with feelings of sadness and helplessness.   North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center knows that real healing comes from supporting the entire family. That’s why we run two programs for grandparents: GASAK, for Grandparent Advocates Supporting Autistic Kids, and C-GRASP, for Caregiver...

When my best friend’s son was about two years old, he walked over to his great-grandmother’s caretaker and gently touched her skin. “Why is your skin so dark?” asked the young boy, who is Caucasian. “I’m from Haiti,” answered the woman, “and most people there look like me.” My friend cringed, uncertain of what was coming next from her son’s mouth. “Oh,” he said. “I like it! It’s very pretty!” Not all such...

From left: Jacqueline M. Goode, Laura Schaefer, honoree Angela Susan Anton, Joanne K. Adams, Erin King Sweeney, Laura Curran, Laura Gillen, Silvia Cabana, Kimberly Bancroft, Patricia Reinhardt, Libby Imperio (Photos by Tab Hauser) Philanthropy is of the utmost importance to Anton Media Group, particularly to publisher, Angela Susan Anton. In 2019, the charitable publisher continued her tireless efforts working to give back to the community while also attending many events and publicizing...

It’s hard to believe that we’re not only starting a brand new year, but a whole new decade! As you welcome in 2020, take the opportunity to put into place some of these resolutions to help both you and your family start the New Year off right. Tune in and turn off: Sure, your kids need to be told to put the phones away at the dinner table and when they’re...

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget to focus on the traditions that bring joy and comfort to you, your children and other family members. There are several ways in which celebrating your family’s own unique traditions are beneficial to you and your children. First, holidays typically mean the coming together of family and friends with the intention of sharing loving, happy feelings and rituals. “The holidays are...

Catherine Castagna and Ernie Lagoja enjoyed the festivities as the Guidance Center co-hosted an event at Brooks Brothers in Manhasset. Roslyn Heights, NY, December 12, 2019 —Earlier in December, for the second year in a row, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center partnered with Americana Manhasset’s Brooks Brothers store to co-host an opening night celebration of Champions For Charity®.  The event featured live jazz, great food and drink, and wonderful conversation...

From time to time, North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center has used animal assisted therapy (AAT) in its mental health treatment programs with children and teens, working in partnership with local canine and equine organizations. In animal assisted groups, the therapist works closely with the animal handler or trainer. Think of the handler as an interpreter who teaches about the animal. The handler loves to talk about the personality of...

In this episode of Well Said, we’re talking about something that many may think of more as ancient history than contemporary health – the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth. Sadly, deaths related to child delivery still occur and happen at higher rates in the United States than in most other countries in the developed world. Our guests will help us understand just how risky pregnancy and childbirth are today, and...

Are you anxious about hosting the perfect holiday dinner? Do you worry that your kids will be disappointed that they didn’t get the newest iPhone? Tell the truth: Is all of the pressure to be jolly making you miserable? While the holiday season is a time for family togetherness and celebration, it can also be one of the most stressful times of the year. The notion that you’re supposed to be...