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Child Mind Institute
2017 Fall Luncheon

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 · 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, expert in child development, education and family relationships, clinical psychologist and research associate at Harvard Medical School and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

David Anderson, PhD, clinical psychologist, senior director, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute

Moderated by:

Ali Wentworth, actress, comedian, author, producer and mother

Bay Area parents are more aware than most of how technology and connectivity are reshaping our communities, our cultures and our lives. Raising children, however, still comes with timeless joys and hurdles, and may include childhood emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. In this panel discussion, expert clinicians discuss the impact of technology on youth mental health and the limits — of blaming technology for human nature, or relying on it for a quick fix. Parents are still the most important influence in a child’s life, and meeting that responsibility with education and open communication is key.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Starrette at or call 646.625.4343.

Host Committee:

Cori and Tony Bates
Ashlie Beringer
Lisa Domenico Brooke
Abby Durban
Eve and Ross Jaffe
Andrea McTamaney
Linnea Roberts
Allison and Dan Rose
Dianne Taube
Candice Uytengsu-Hamilton

As of 9/8/17