In The Media

Featuring Elissa Smilowitz, WCWP radio, March 24, 2020 This show is a joint effort of Richard Solomon, Esq., WCWP 88.1FM, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center to help all of us who are currently "sheltering in place" and "social distancing" during this difficult time. Click Here to Listen (The Continuing Legal Education --CLE-- course code appears both in the audio and visual portions...

By Jenna Kern-Rugile is Director of Communications at North Shore Child Guidance - Blank Slate Media, March 28, 2020 Everyone, regardless of their age, has been thrown for a loop by this strange, new reality we are all living in. The coronavirus — in particular, COVID19 — has impacted our lives in ways we never could have anticipated. This is an especially scary time for kids, whose routines have been turned upside...

By Jennifer Pearlman, LMHC at North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center I keep waiting for this to end so I can tell my family and friends about this crazy, unrealistic movie I watched about the entire world shutting down over a contagious virus called COVID-19. And then I must remind myself that this is not a movie, it is the current reality of the entire world. Everyone is now in a...

Roslyn Heights, NY, March 2, 2020— More than 50 fans of Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit had a terrific night as North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center hosted its second annual Trivia Night on February 27th at Gino’s Trattoria and Pizzeria of New Hyde Park. The fun-filled fundraiser featured unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers, along with trivia from movies, music, sports and more. Most importantly, it helped support the...

Back in the early 1950s, when the suburbs on Long Island were rapidly expanding, very few mental health services were available, especially for children. In many families, issues such as depression and anxiety weren’t spoken about openly. In fact, they were considered shameful. But not everyone was ignoring the reality that young people needed help.  The vast majority of the founders of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center were women. In...

It’s all over the news and social media. The coronavirus—in particular, COVID19—has people of all ages understandably concerned. When a director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells the public to be prepared for a “significant disruption” of their routines, it certainly raises red flags. But how do we make sure our children aren’t overwhelmed by fear of this disease? First, some good news to help ease your mind: So...

Are you concerned that your adolescent may be prone to health problems as a result of being significantly overweight? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s.  Today, nearly 1 in 5 school age U.S. children and young people (6 to 19 years) is considered obese. When you factor in those who are considered overweight but not yet obese, the...

Although we’ve had a relatively warm and snow-free winter thus far on Long Island, that doesn’t mean that those who experience SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, have escaped the depressive symptoms that accompany this mood disorder. Starting as early as October or November, people with SAD—about six percent of the U.S. population, primarily in northern regions—begin to experience depression that is related to the lack of sunlight, less time outdoors and...

Community members attended the March for Change in honor of Thomas Valva on Feb. 8 at Heckscher State Park in Suffolk County. Credit: Shelby Knowles My head is still spinning after reading “How the system failed Tommy” [News, Feb. 16], a story about the tragic death of 8-year-old Thomas Valva. The harrowing story has a Rashomon quality of contradictory interpretations of events by many individuals charged with protecting Thomas. I did find a...

Long Islanders are very lucky to have one of the best public library systems in the country. In Nassau County alone, there are 54 libraries!  When you think of libraries, likely the first thing that comes to mind is (you guessed it) books—and being able to peruse thousands upon thousands of books at your library or at home is certainly a wonderful thing! But libraries offer a wide variety of services,...