Events at MGHfC
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.
In this webinar, Dr. Eugene Beresin, executive director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, provides practical guidance on how parents, teachers, caregivers, coaches and professionals can help children through the COVID pandemic.
Parenting is always a balancing act and raising a child with a chronic illness poses extra challenges. Anna Georgiouplous, MD, of the Cystic Fibrosis Program and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGHfC, shares ways to prevent, recognize, and manage emotional distress that can improve the health of the entire family.
Struggling to manage your child’s behavior? The chronic stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in challenging behavior for many kids. J. Stuart Ablon, PhD, director of the ThinkKids Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, shares a proven approach to reducing conflict and repairing relationships that is more important than ever during this pandemic.
Time to Turn the Obstacles into Opportunities for Management of Pediatric Obesity (POSTPONED)2020-11-09
Managing obesity in children, teens, and adults comes with many challenges for not only the children and youth, but also for families and caregivers. Vibha Singhal, MBBS, director of the Pediatric Program in the MGH Weight Center and provider in the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Center at MGHfC, shares insights and opportunities in the treatment of pediatric obesity.
In recent years, vaping has become the new form of smoking. In this upcoming talk, learn the basics on the dangers of vaping, the intersection between vaping and marijuana, and the most current updates on COVID-19 and vaping. This talk is presented by Jonina Gorenstein, JD, Catherine Saes Moreira, and Susan Giarratani of the Living Tobacco-Free Program at MGH/MGHfC’s Center for Community Health Improvement.
Twenty years of research has shown that family dinners are good for the body, the brain, and the mental health of kids and their parents. Anne Fishel, PhD, of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGHfC, shares how to make the most of family dinners.