News – On The Front Line

From Newsday, Letters, Nov. 12 2017 The Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing of 26 innocents, including eight children and a pregnant mom, is a grim reminder and prelude to the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings [“Church massacre,” News, Nov. 6]. At the same time, as President Donald Trump paid his respects to the fallen, ordering flags flown at half-staff, he was quick to label the tragedy as a mental health problem....

“From News 12 Long Island, Nov. 11, 2017” WOODBURY - Facebook's first president Sean Parker said Wednesday that the social media giant was designed to exploit "human vulnerability." "We needed to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever," Parker said at an Axios event in Philadelphia. "It's a social validation feedback loop. It's...

from Blank Slate Media [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="450"] From left, Andrew Malekoff, Regina Barros-Rivera, Russell and Marilyn Albanese, Carol and Andrew Marcell, Nancy and Lew Lane. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center)[/caption] North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center was proud to announce that its annual gala, “Under the Stars,” raised more than $430,000 to support the Guidance Center’s work to restore and strengthen the emotional health and...

Senator Elaine Phillips recently attended the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s 2017 “Under the Stars” Gala. “The North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is an essential resource in our community for children struggling with mental health conditions,” Senator Elaine Phillips said. “I applaud the Center’s committed staff for working tirelessly to help restore and strengthen the emotional well-being of children. Thank you to the Center for inviting me...

Despite feeling blindsided, many of us now know that we are living in the midst of an unprecedented drug epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, nearly quadrupled. In the intervening years, many steps have been taken to help save lives. These include improving prescribing practices and expanding...

Guidance Center Executive Director Andrew Malekoff, Children’s Center volunteer Allison Cacace, event co-chair John Zenir, Leeds Place Director Dr. Nellie Taylor-Walthrust and event co-chair Bob Mangi attended the Sept. 19 fundraiser. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center) North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center hosted Sept. 19 a fundraiser for its Children’s Center at Nassau County Family Court. The event at Tesoro’s Ristorante Cucini Italiana at 967...

[caption id="attachment_18157" align="alignright" width="582"] North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center's Under the Stars gala is 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Garden City Hotel. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center)[/caption] Marilyn Albanese stumbled upon the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center when she needed it most. After taking in a child from Haiti named Caila, Albanese learned the girl needed surgery but she was unable to communicate with...