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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Lessons From The Field

In recent years I have written about concussions in youth sports in this space, with a special focus on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease of the brain that is the result of...

Settling In, Chicken-Style

It’s a common refrain heard in classrooms and at dinner tables all across the country: “Why won’t you just sit still?” Sometimes, with kids who seem especially hyperactive, there is an all-too-quick leap to giving the...

The Advertising Of Everyday Life

How many hours a week do your kids watch television? According to The Nielsen Company, kids ages 2-5 spend more than 32 hours a week in front of the TV screen, while 6- to 11-...

The Lives Of Black Mothers And Babies

In a report issued by Nassau County’s Department of Health—Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (2016-18)—there is no mention of maternal mortality or information on social and environmental risk factors for women and...

American In Every Way Except On Paper

Imagine being American in every way except on paper and knowing that if you are the victim of violent crime, you cannot report it out of fear of being deported. This is the sad reality...

The Struggle For Mental Health

It’s a heartbreaking scenario that is far too common: someone makes the difficult decision to seek out professional help for a mental health or substance abuse problem for themselves or their loved one and is...

One Good Parental Turn

Remembering without awareness is a phrase I really like. It suggests the retrieval of a memory that escapes conscious awareness. Recently, I passed the 20-year mark without either parent and many more years without grandparents. One...

When Your Child Relates Better To Screens Than Human Beings

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center recently hosted psychotherapist, author and parenting expert Sean Grover for a workshop titled “When Your Child Relates Better to Screens than Human Beings.” We were pleased to offer...

In The Company Of Oneself

In New York it is illegal to use a handheld cellphone while driving. Although drivers have the option to use hands-free devices, studies show that talking or texting on any cellphone while driving is so...

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Putting Pressure On Public Schools

The legislature and the Governor made a bad decision and local governments and school districts are left to pick up the pieces. In expanding...

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Smart Schools: Bonding A Tech Boondoggle

On Election Day, voters will be able to pass judgment on the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act. If approved, the state will be...

‘It Can’t Happen To Us’ — And Then It Does

In my many years of writing about subjects ranging from presidential politics to euthanizing Canadian geese, I’ve never encountered a topic like this. Addiction...

Long Island Fishing Report—July 14, 2016

Anglers have been continuing the trend of successful fishing this past week. Fluke have been hot in most waters across Long Island even as...
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