In The News

Autism and Police Shootings

Beth Arky

July 22, 2016

There's a growing fear among autism parents that because their kids can have meltdowns, or be slow to process directions, or be impulsive, their safety may be in jeopardy.

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In The News

Talking to Kids About Race and Violence in America

Harold S. Koplewicz, MD

July 14, 2016

The tragic shootings in the news lately are absolutely heartbreaking. These acts of violence are hard for adults to comprehend and, sadly, even harder for children to make sense of.

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Child Mind Institute News, Trauma and Grief,

Pop Culture

Autism Parents Applaud Pokémon Go

Beth Arky

July 12, 2016

It's luring kids out of the house and into social exchanges that are enriching for those on the spectrum.

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Brain Development

Preventing the Onset of Mental Illness in Adolescence

July 1, 2016

Harold Koplewicz, MD, president of the Child Mind Institute, went to the Aspen Ideas Festival to join a panel of experts on early brain development.

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Sleep

Arianna Huffington and Dr. Koplewicz on Sleep, Teens and Mental Health

Harry Kimball

June 29, 2016

Arianna Huffington and Harold Koplewicz discuss Arianna's book, The Sleep Revolution, and how good sleep hygiene and habits can help children and families stay mentally healthy.

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Child Mind Institute News,

Child Mind Institute Events

Teachers Welcome the 2016 Children’s Mental Health Report

Harry Kimball

May 27, 2016

To mark the release, the Child Mind Institute held a small gathering of educators and clinicians in its New York offices to talk about the critical issues of behavioral and emotional health in schools.

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Child Mind Institute News, Prevention and Screening, Public Policy, Speak Up for Kids,

Child Mind Institute Events

The Teenage Brain (And What It Means for Parenting)

Caroline Miller

May 17, 2016

Knowing that it’s not finished developing — especially the parts involving self-regulation — helps explain teen behavior, and how to respond to it.

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Change Makers

Change Maker Awards Celebrate Transformative Leaders in Child Mental Health

Harry Kimball

May 12, 2016

The mood was festive Tuesday night at the Highline Ballroom in New York City as the Child Mind Institute celebrated its second annual Change Maker Awards. Friends, board members and patients introduced the amazing people and organizations that are transforming the lives of children with mental health and learning disorders.

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Child Mind Institute Events,

Katz Conversation

Whoopi Goldberg Speaks Up About Dyslexia at Annual Adam Katz Memorial Conversation

Rachel Ehmke

May 4, 2016

The EGOT-winning actress remembers the period before she was diagnosed, when people around her were suspecting she was just lazy or not trying in school.

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Big Screen, Child Mind Institute Events, Learning and Development Disorders, Pop Culture,

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

The Schizophrenia Gene: Brain Development and Disorder Tightly Linked

Harry Kimball

April 5, 2016

Researchers have found a specific gene and protein linked to the disorder. It also happens to be vital for normal, healthy brain development.

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In The News, Science and Research,