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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz Discuss Mental Health Issues Facing Kids and Families at the Child Mind Institute Summit on November 13

October 30, 2017

Willow Bay, Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Will Moderate “The State of Child and Adolescent Mental Health” Conversation

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will take part in the Child Mind Institute Summit: The State of Child & Adolescent Mental Health on November 13 in New York, jumpstarting a national dialogue around childhood and adolescent mental health. Secretary Clinton will focus on solutions for families in this conversation with Child Mind Institute President Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, one of the nation’s most respected experts on child and adolescent mental health. The summit will be moderated by Willow Bay, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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Opinion: Share Your Data

October 25, 2017

Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.

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How to Raise Hopeful Kids

October 23, 2017

Optimism - in the right doses - can help make children resilient in the face of life's setbacks.

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To prevent violence, we need to prioritize children

October 12, 2017

Op-Ed from Dr. Koplewicz and Dr. Dodge Developmental scientists have accumulated a great body of evidence that points, if not towards what motivated this killer, then towards why so many people grow up to commit acts of violence, great and small. This research offers a prevention approach grounded in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. This approach is also common-sense: how we treat our children when they are young determines how they will treat us when they grow up.

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2017 Rising Scientists Awarded College Scholarships

October 3, 2017

Winners were honored at the Child Mind Institute's annual On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium in New York City

The Child Mind Institute presented Rising Scientist Awards to five outstanding high school students from the New York metro area who have demonstrated exceptional promise in science and a specific interest in the fields of child and adolescent mental health or pediatric neuroscience. The students received a $2000 scholarship, awarded at the On the Shoulders of Giants symposium, the nonprofit’s annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology or developmental neuroscience. The Child Mind Institute’s partner in presenting the Rising Scientist Awards is the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (ASRC).

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6 Things to Do If You’re Feeling Overwhelmed by All the Tragedy in the News

October 2, 2017

“The first thing I would recommend is to acknowledge that a tragic event happened, and that it’s okay to have feelings about it,” says Stephanie Dowd, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center of the Child Mind Institute. “Express your feelings and thoughts about this event with people you love and trust.”

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How To Succeed In A New School Year

September 28, 2017

In addition to having a new calendar for the new school year and having back up items, according to, it is also important to set up a homework routine. This is especially important for individuals with ADHD who have difficulty staying on task at times.

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2017 Fall Luncheon in Palo Alto: Are Our Kids Tech Addicts?

September 27, 2017

More than 170 parents, educators and friends attended the Child Mind Institute’s second annual fall luncheon at the Four Seasons in Palo Alto, CA on September 25.

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Monster success of ‘It’ feeds primal fear of clowns

September 12, 2017

Alexandra Hamlet, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York, says a large part of the fear comes from a phenomenon known as the "uncanny valley."

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Go Ahead, Heap Rewards on Your Kid

August 22, 2017

Indeed, the popular claim that Once you start using rewards, you can’t stop doesn’t reflect what happens in practice. Clinical psychologist David Anderson, senior director of the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute in Manhattan, told me that rewards given to improve a specific behavior are needed for only a few weeks or months, and then you move on to your next goal.

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