Events at MGHfC
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.
Learn the challenges that many families face when dealing with childhood obesity from Vibha Singhal, MD, MBBS, director of the Pediatric Program in the MGH Weight Center and provider in Pediatric Endocrinology. She will also share insights and tips on how to manage childhood obesity.
Come join Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, and Stephanie Harshman, PhD, RD, LD, for a talk on the two most common gluten related disorders, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. They will review the common misconceptions, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and management of these disorders.
With the pandemic, telehealth has been thrust from the fringes into the center of MGHfC’s pediatric outpatient care delivery model. This new virtual visit format comes with new challenges for parents, children, and providers. Learn how to prepare for these virtual visits, navigate the actual visit, and understand under what circumstances a virtual visit may not be appropriate for your child from Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD, a pediatrician at MGHfC, and Ben Nelson, MD, of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.
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, co-director of the MGH Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program and clinical co-director of the MGH Child Resiliency Program, will share tips to help your child or teen cope with challenges or stressors and how you can help build a support system for yourself and your family to encourage a sense of resilience in children.
How do you talk to children about differences in the world? How do you support children who are victims of racism and discrimination? Aisha James, MD, MS, Gracia Kwete, MD, and Carlos Torres, MD, pediatricians and associate directors of Diversity and Equity at MGHfC, share tips on how to bring up these challenging topics to children and become allies in the work of creating an anti-racist society.
Are you currently raising or planning to raise your child to speak two or more languages? What are the best strategies to do so? Could being bilingual lead to a speech delay? And what should you do if your child only wants to speak in English? Join Diana Brenner-Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, in investigating the answers to these classic questions and more.
When your child asks questions about something upsetting, scary or difficult that happens in the world, what do you say – or do you say anything at all? Steven Schlozman, MD, and Michael Jellinek, MD, of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, share tips on how to navigate these challenging conversations with children.