Andrew Malekoff

Andrew Malekoff is the executive director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which provides comprehensive mental health services for children from birth through 24 and their families. Visit www.northshorechildguidance.org for more information.

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A Visit With Rusty

From time to time, North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center has used animal assisted therapy (AAT) in its mental health treatment programs with children and teens, working in partnership with local canine and equine...

Art, Life and Love

In a 1992 interview, renowned opera legend Jessye Norman talked about her development as an artist, offering what I took to be a life lesson. “There can be no professional career without studying,” Norman said. “One...

Make Your Voice Heard. Vote!

As young people all across the U.S. reach their 18th birthdays, they will become eligible to vote in their first presidential election in 2020. It’s shaping up to be a record turnout ever since the...

Greta

On Sept. 18, I listened to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who testified before a U.S. Congressional hearing on climate change. Her message was brief and then she answered questions along with a...

Tapping The Power Of Youth

The headline read: “Student activists prevail.” It was a story by Joie Tyrell published earlier this year that told the tale of a group of high school students who were researching the international issue of...

Making Memories With Music

When I was a child, almost every Sunday morning after bagels, my father drove me to the bar and grill he managed in Newark, NJ. It was called the P.O.N., which stood for the Pride...

Thank You

I know that I am not alone. When I write about the fact that I have cancer, it is not my intention to suggest that I am in any way unique. Although when I was...

No Fear, No Shame

Can you imagine what it would be like to feel no fear regardless of circumstance? I am not referring to being courageous or resolute in the face of grave danger. Rather, having no physiological response...

Father Of Many

My uncle died on May 18. He was 96 and my father’s youngest brother. I was close to him my whole life. Although his English name was Albert, he was known as Bummie (pronounced boom-ee). The...

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