The Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce the kickoff of our 2013 - 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health and illness. The workshops are led by our expert clinical faculty who will provide insights, tips and advice on working with children and adolescents.
All workshops are free, open to the public and will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm at our conveniently located Manhattan office at One Park Ave, 7th floor. Registration is required.
To register for a workshop, please visit the following page
To learn more about our presenters, please visit this page and search by last name.
May 1, 2014
Healthy Eating: the Toddler and Preschool Years
As a parent, do you wonder how to introduce new foods or what to feed a picky eater? Does every birthday party take your child further down the road of junk food? Have you noticed that kids’ menus are often loaded with fried foods and calories? Children need to develop healthy eating habits to obtain the essential nutrients necessary for proper growth and development. Come and learn about the strategies and resources that can help you develop a nutritious and varied diet for your child.
Presenter: Andrea Vazzana, PhD
May 8, 2014
Moody or More? A Guide to Adolescent Depression
While adolescence can be a difficult time, most teens can balance the angst and moodiness of typical adolescence with the joy that comes from friends, extracurricular activities and developing their own identity. Depression, on the other hand, is a serious problem that can interfere with a teen’s ability to achieve that balance. This workshop will help parents differentiate typical teen moodiness and acting out from more serious signs of depression. In addition, it will provide them with information about ways in which parents can help teens manage sadness, moodiness and irritability.
Presenter: Samuel Fasulo, PhD
May 15, 2014
Summer Success for Children with ADHD
The unstructured nature of summer vacation can be challenging for all kids, but is especially challenging for kids with ADHD. Although school-related difficulties may be over for a few months, the summer is a good time to continue developing and reinforcing structured routines and good habits. This workshop will provide tips on having a successful summer and will include information on how to maintain structure and routines during these months. Specific topics will include structuring play dates, vacation and academic tasks.
Presenter: Yamalis Diaz, PhD
May 22, 2014
Preparing Over the Summer for the Transition to School
The transition to school can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. What do you and your child need to feel ready to begin pre-kindergarten or kindergarten this fall? Get prepared by attending this workshop that will introduce best practices for this period of child development. We will review how to prepare your child for the transition to school, how to foster independence, and how to keep a consistent structure
in the home while setting limits, building confidence, and getting in enough quality time. We will also briefly review preacademic skills that show your child is ready for school, and show evidence on the importance of parent involvement in their child’s education.
Presenter: Kirsten Cullen Sharma, PsyD
June 5, 2014
Simple Steps to Improve Your Child’s Sleep
Sleep is an essential part of healthy development, but many children have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. In this workshop, you will learn how to help your child develop better sleep habits, overcome their nighttime fears and no longer dread their bed.Presenter:Aleta Angelosante, PhD