Social Media and Parenting Expert to Speak At Guidance Center Luncheon

Social Media and Parenting Expert to Speak At Guidance Center Luncheon

Roslyn Heights, NY, April 20, 2017On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center will be holding its Annual Spring Luncheon at Glen Head Country Club. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Cynthia Pizzulli, LCSW, PhD, who will offer wonderful insights about social media and its effects on our children today. Dr. Pizzulli is a renowned psychotherapist, lecturer and adolescent parenting expert. She will present The Reasons Why Social Media is Not the Problem You Think It Is. She will dispel the myths about social media being the cause of mental health problems among today’s youth; define the actual causes of emotional distress experienced by tweens/teens in this electronic age; and identify some tools parents can use to encourage healthy adolescent development.

The Luncheon will open with Mahjong, Canasta, and Bridge.  Then it will transition to a delicious luncheon buffet and most informative and engaging presentation by Dr. Pizzulli.  Throughout, we will feature shopping boutiques from some of Long Island’s trendiest and most charitable small business owners. There will also be plenty of opportunities to participate in raffles for luxury prizes.

After Dr. Pizzulli’s presentation, she will be interviewed by Jaci Clement, a media expert with more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry. She is executive director of the Fair Media Council, a New York metro area media watch organization. Ms. Clement speaks around the country on the importance of being a media savvy consumer. She has created a media literacy program and brought it into the classroom, believing strongly that news literacy and literacy skills must develop simultaneously to enhance children’s deductive reasoning and critical thinking abilities.

Registration is now open and sponsorships are available by visiting our website, or calling 516-626-1971, ext. 309.

About Us:

As the pre-eminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is dedicated to restoring and strengthening the emotional well-being of children (from birth – age 24) and their families. Our highly trained staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, vocational rehabilitation counselors and other mental health professionals lead the way in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, training, parent education, research and advocacy. The Guidance Center helps children and families address issues such as depression and anxiety; developmental delays; bullying; teen pregnancy; sexual abuse; teen drug and alcohol abuse; and family crises stemming from illness, death, trauma and divorce. For more than 60 years, the Guidance Center has been a place of hope and healing, providing innovative and compassionate treatment to all who enter our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about the Guidance Center, visit or call (516) 626-1971.