Experts Discuss the Need for School Safety

by Wilmington Advocate | Wilmington Advocate | September 30, 2008

CMCH senior scientist, Dr. Ron Slaby spoke about school safety at the Middlesex Partnerships For Youth’s 13th Annual School Safety Summit at Bentley College, in Waltham, Ma.

The conference brought together school safety experts to address the issue of how schools can create safe climates to prevent youth violence.

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Empowering Children with Allergies with a Camera

by Robert Bazell | NBC | September 29, 2008

Allergies in the United States are on the rise, especially among children. Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH,
and VIA offer cameras to teens so they can record what’s like to live with asthma.

When children have asthma that is managed properly, they can lead perfectly normal lives. But Dr. Rich’s video reveals how difficult that management can be due the environments in which they live.

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CMCH Director Speaks at the National Arts Centre

by Steve | Ottawa Start | September 26, 2008

Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH will speak at this year’s National Arts Centre’s (NAC) Foundation

Roundtable called Media, Communications and Technology: Healthy Mental Development
for Children
and Youth.

Dr. Rich will join a prominent group of leaders in the medical and social policy
fields, as well as arts supporters and senior public policy makers, to discuss how media and the arts can help
improve mental health for children and youth.

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Can Fairy Tales Hurt Kids?

by Joanna Weiss | Boston Globe | September 21, 2008

Some kids are fascinated by fairy tales stories of castles and happy endings. What about the scary parts of the fairy tales, like the cruel stepmother and the evil witch?

According to Dr. David Bickham,
Staff scientist at CMCH, parents should protect their kids from the scary parts of fairy tales because kids are exposed to enough violence in the news and in superhero stories and they are already afraid. He also notes that they process fear differently as they grow older.

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