CMCH Director to Speak at Violence Prevention Conference
On Wednesday March 22, 2006, Dr. Michael Rich
, Director of CMCH, will speak at a violence prevention conference. The conference, National Trends in Adolescent Violence
Prevention, is sponsored by the Office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett. Dr. Rich is one of three conference speakers
that day, along with Elizabeth K. Englander, Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, and Dr. William Pollack, Director of the Center for Men and Young Men at McLean Hospital.
Parents Warned About Internet Safety
On January 11, Dr. Michael Rich
, Director of CMCH, was interviewed by Channel 5 news for his comments on internet safety. Recently,
a man entered Lunenberg High School looking for a teen he had chatted with on the internet.
“Parents need to be as aware of the media actions and interactions that their kids have as they do about the kids they hang out with or the
foods they eat or whether they put a seat belt on when they’re in a car,” Rich said.
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TV and Toddlers
How do electronic media affect kids under age 2? What has scientific research shown about DVDs marketed to very young children?
Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento discusses the answers to these questions and offers advice for parents making decisions about their kids’ media use.
Media is an Environmental Health Hazard
Are we so immersed in media that it’s become an environmental health hazard?
Dr. Michael Rich
, Director of CMCH, was interviewed for an answer to this question. He says “We have to see media exposure like the air they breathe,
the food they eat, the water they drink. We should be aware of what we put in our kids’ minds.”
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