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From left, James Kinney, Fair Media Council board chairman; Andrew Malekoff, executive director of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center; and Jaci Clement, CEO and executive director of Fair Media Council. (Photo courtesy of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center) North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center Executive Director Andrew Malekoff was honored today at the Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards as Best Columnist. His winning column was “Looking...

Debbie Greco Cohen, Lauren Edwards, Vivian Moy, Bridgette Hirsch, Mariann Dalimonte and Robin McDermott. Port Washington resident Vivian Moy and Sands Point resident Nancy Lane have been named to the 2018 May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor and were recognized at the annual breakfast at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links in Port Washington on March 28. Moy and Lane were among 12 women honored for their contribution to the community...

Times Union, March 22, 2018, Letter from Andrew Malekoff Although our children's safety is paramount ("School safety debate evokes Albany deja vu," March 7), in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, we must understand that it is incredibly rare for people living with mentally illness to be violent. In fact, they are far more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators of it. Nevertheless, we do need to...

Newsday, Opinion, March 28, 2018 Getting Sandy Koufax’s Autograph Was Worth the Risk By Andrew Malekoff A painting of Sandy Koufax by Ron Stark from a photo of Koufax taken before the start the 1963 World Series, where he struck out 15 Yankees. Photo Credit: / Updated March 28, 2018 2:14 PM I am not the rabid baseball fan that I once was, but the start of a new season each year brings me back...

Activists in Manhattan (Photo provided by Andrew Malekoff) On March 24 I was proud to stand with the youth leaders of Stoneman Douglas High School and other youth activists across the U.S. As one of them said on a news broadcast, “Every voice matters.” They demonstrated that by extending their reach to youth survivors beyond Parkland and broadened the frame to include gun violence in all domains. Think for just a moment about...

From Blank Slate Media, March 26, 2018: Students Seeking Sensible Gun Laws Deserve our Support Activists in Manhattan (Photo provided by Andrew Malekoff) On March 24 I was proud to stand with the youth leaders of Stoneman Douglas High School and other youth activists across the U.S. As one of them said on a news broadcast, “Every voice matters.” They demonstrated that by extending their reach to youth survivors beyond Parkland and broadened...

It wasn’t necessary for the slaughter of innocents at Sandy Hook to validate that there is evil in the world. But what it did affirm is that if the massacre of six- and seven-year-old children is not off limits, then nothing is. Now there is Parkland. In the last 40 years, the United States has mourned scores of mass murders. A number of the locales where these shootings took place were schools...

Andrew Malekoff featured on Mental Health Now television program, March 6, 2018   See this televised episode of Mental Health Now devoted to the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. With host Matthew Shapiro, NAMI-NYS and guests Tracie Gardner, Legal Action Center and Andrew Malekoff, North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center. Filmed on March 6, 2018 https://vimeo.com/259740918...