Child Study Center Workshops

The Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health. The workshops are led by our expert clinicians who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.

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Making Time for the Things That Matter Most: Mindfulness, Meaning, and Family Life—May 3, 2018

What are the things that matter most to you and your family? How do you create space for meaning, connection, and spiritual growth for both you and your children amid a hectic, fast-paced New York City life? The truth is that we, too, are continually trying, learning, failing, and succeeding in small ways at finding the right balance of work, family, self-care, and spiritual practice. This interactive workshop is led by Dr. Ron-Li Liaw, Dr. Tony Charuvastra, and Dr. Megan Poe.

Presenters: Ron-Li Liaw, MD, Tony Charuvastra, MD, and Megan Poe, MD
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Teaching Mindfulness to Teens and Parents—May 17, 2018

When we think of mindfulness, we might not think of teenagers. But a growing body of evidence suggests that practicing mindfulness could be beneficial to teens, helping them focus, reduce anxiety, improve social skills, and be more compassionate. Dr. Seema Desai discusses these benefits and provide parents and teens simple exercises focused on meditation, breathing, and body.

Presenter: Seema Desai, MD
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Supporting Youth Engaged in Gender-Affirmative Care—June 14, 2018

Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth seeking gender-affirmative medical and mental health services must make their way through a complicated healthcare system while engaging with numerous providers and, of course, their families. This workshop provides information about how parental support and validation mitigate the challenges of navigating the spectrum of care available to TGNC youth. A panel discussion with NYU Langone specialists in transgender healthcare and adolescent medicine—including Dr. Aron C. Janssen, Dr. Samantha Busa, social worker Jeremy Wernick, and Dr. Lara Brodzinsky—helps providers and families effectively support and prepare TGNC youth for engagement in gender-affirmative services.

Presenters: Aron C. Janssen, MD, Samantha Busa, PsyD, Jeremy Wernick, LMSW, and Lara Brodzinsky, PsyD
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