Events at MGHfC
Mass General for Children Parenting Series: Understanding Video Games – Tips to Promote Safe Video Game and Digital Media Use Habits2022-06-30
Video games and digital media have become one of the most favorite play activities for our children, but parents and providers express a lot of concern about the effects of it. In this webinar, Atilla Ceranoglu, MD will share tips on how to help your child build good digital media habits.
Eugene (Gene) Beresin, MD, MA, of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGHfC, shares how parents, families, and caregivers can understand the signs of depression, stress, and suicide in young people, as well as guidelines for caregivers and youth on how to prevent these serious conditions.
MGHfC Parenting Series: Migration is Beautiful – Talking with Children About Immigration and Xenophobia2022-04-11
Dr. Fiona Danaher and Dr. Rashmi Jasrasaria discuss the demographics of children in immigrant families, the health effects associated with stressors related to immigration, and the rights of children in immigrant families to access health care, education and other resources.
MGHfC Parenting Series - Living from the Heart: Tips to Lead a More Active Life for a Healthier Heart2022-03-03
In this webinar, Lorraine Schratz, MD, an attending physician in Pediatric Cardiology at MGHfC and Elizabeth Barth, MS, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian at MGHfC, will share the essentials to helping children and their families on their way to healthier hearts by leading physically active lives.
While families are often very familiar with transitions for their child as they grow and progress, transitioning from pediatric to adult care can seem overwhelming and can often take families by surprise. Evangeline Galvez, MD presents evidence driven elements and resources to help plan a successful individualized transition to adult care.
When faced with challenging or stressful situations, learning how to adapt and overcome is an important skill for overall wellbeing. This is called building resiliency skills. Aude Henin, PhD, shares tips to help your child or teen cope with challenges or stressors. She also discusses how you can help build a support system for yourself and your family to encourage a sense of resilience in children.
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and injury in adolescents. As new technology emerges, distraction has become an even more prevalent risk factor for crashes. Michael R. Flaherty, DO, attending physician with Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids at MGHfC presents evidenced-based strategies to keep teen drivers safe. He also shares emerging strategies for parents to help their new drivers.
Feeding children can be complicated, and even more so in a world that targets children with food marketing and convenience food. While the way a child eats is not solely in the hands of parents, there are strategies that can help your child build a healthy relationship with food. Stephanie Harshman, PhD, RD, LD, and Meaghan Alexander, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, of the Center for Feeding and Nutrition at MGHfC, share strategies for feeding children of all ages.
Strong from the Start: Helping Teens Build Healthy Relationships and Recognize Early Signs of Unhealthy Ones2021-10-26
How can we support teens in developing healthy peer and dating relationships? This talk will focus on the early building blocks of children’s later peer relationships, how to recognize some early sings of unhealthy dating relationships, and information to clarify misconceptions that teens may have about dating relationships. Archana Basu, PhD, of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, shares tips on how to help your teen foster strong, healthy peer and dating relationships.
Down Syndrome Across the Lifespan: Addressing Medical and Psychosocial Needs in the Healthcare Setting2021-10-18
This presentation will provide an overview of the MGH Down Syndrome Program, dispel common myths and misperceptions about Down syndrome, and offer information and understanding about the interplay between medical and mental wellness across the lifespan. We will also discuss ways to support individuals, families, and providers in the healthcare setting.