News – On The Front Line

21 February, 2018, From Blank Slate Media The 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre at Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has elevated beyond cliché status the oft-stated sentiment about a loss of innocence in childhood. For many, the events of that day evoked painful memories of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and scores more in recent decades. Schools, movie theaters, concert venues and more have become American killing fields. After “thoughts and prayers” are...

From Anton Media, Feb.7, 2018 Remembering without awareness is a phrase I really like. It suggests the retrieval of a memory that escapes conscious awareness. Recently, I passed the 20-year mark without either parent, and many more years without grandparents. One grandmother, Annie, died before I was born. I was named after her. The other, Jenny, died when I was too young to remember her. My grandfathers, Harry and Joseph, died a...

  By: Adina Genn, Long Island Business News,  February 2, 2018 On Long Island, a mother with “Cadillac level” medical benefits struggled to get her child counseling when all of the professionals she called on the North Shore said they don’t take insurance. A father with equally good medical coverage resorted to driving upstate to get his child therapy for the same reason. These scenarios are not unique, as revealed in a yearlong study...

From Anton Media, December 20, 2017 Andrew Malekoff, center, along with State Senators Elaine Phillips and Todd Kaminsky Last week, the Roslyn-based North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center hosted a conference highlighting the difficulties Long Islanders face when seeking help for mental health or chemical dependency issues. Project Access is a year-long study in which hundreds of Long Islanders were surveyed about their experiences in trying to obtain such medical help. The...

Senator Elaine Phillips joined North Shore Child-Family Guidance Center officials at a news conference today to promote the importance of affordable and timely mental health care for all New York residents. . The news conference unveiled results to “Project Access,” a study conducted by the center that explores roadblocks individuals face when trying to obtain mental health and addiction care. “Timely and affordable mental health and addiction care should be accessible...