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 Sad Anniversary

Just the other day I was reminded that May marks the anniversary of one of the saddest trending tweets in Twitter history. The reminder was a photo posted on Instagram of a girl holding a...

Taking The Fight Out Of Food

Is your child a picky eater? Does her or his eating create tension in your home? What was your experience in being fed growing up? Were your parents overly involved? These are a few questions to...

Revisiting Flint

I have protested or testified before government bodies for issues including separating children at the border, school shootings and insurance parity for mental health and substance use disorders. I participated in a number of relief...

Schoolyard Bullying Goes Online

A recent study issued by the Pew Research Center reports that a majority of teenagers (59 percent) have experienced some kind of cyberbullying. The most common forms of harassment cited are name-calling and rumor-spreading. Other examples...

Giving Hearts

Why do people choose to support certain causes, while others look away? Sometimes it’s personal. A family member dies in hospice where their dignity was preserved in their final days. Other times it’s not as close...

New Law Aims To Strengthen Access To Mental Health Care

Thanks to a strong advocacy push by a broad array of consumer and provider representatives of behavioral health services, the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act was enacted into law by Governor...

Seeking Humane Solutions For Young Refugees

In a recent story in the Albany Times Union, reporter Mallory Moench paints a different picture about juvenile asylum seekers as compared to recent stories about caravans purportedly composed of gang members and Middle Eastern...

Beyond Words: Trauma And The Arts

Powerful images that depict disturbing events in ways that literature alone cannot can be illuminating and healing. Following are three descriptions of different media that capture recent man-made disasters, still very close to the surface...

Reach Out And Remember September 11

In the aftermath of the 17th anniversary of September 11, I offer a remembrance of several groups of people—all Queens court personnel—whom I spent a day with in their courthouse, just three days after the...

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2017 Run For Tomorrow’s Hope

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