• Past Scarsdale C.H.I.L.D. Meetings and Events 2017-18

    Below are the meetings and events that have already occurred for the 2017-18 academic year. Click on the tabs on the Table of Contents for previous years' meeting topics and links to videos of guest speakers, where applicable.

    Casual Coffee and Conversation with Eric Rauschenbach (for parents of elementary school-aged children)
    Monday, September 25, 1017 at 9:30 a.m.

    Casual Coffee and Conversation with Eric Rauschenbach (for parents of high school-aged children)
    Thursday, October 19, 1017 at 9:30 a.m.

    Casual Coffee and Conversation with Eric Rauschenbach (for parents of middle school-aged children)
    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

    CHILD Meeting with District Administrators and Staff -- I've been meaning to ask . . .
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    Our November meeting gives parents an informal setting to raise the questions that are on their mind. Join us at a volunteer's home for small-group discussions with District representatives on specific topics or areas where you may have concerns. Learning Resource Center educators will be on hand to talk you through the difficulties your child is having in math and/or reading. Psychologists will be available to discuss anxiety, ADD, social skills and more. Speech and OT professionals will be available as well. There will not be a formal presentation; District staff will be available to answer parents' questions directly, in small groups.

    Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety"
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Scarsdale Middle School Auditorium
    (snow date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018)
    Produced by the same company that brought us "Screenagers" last year, "Angst" tells the stories of real kids who discuss their anxieties and the impact anxiety has on their lives and relationships. The film includes a special interview with Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and provides resources, tools, and explanations from mental health experts about the causes, sociological effects, and ways to address anxiety.

    Following the 56-minute film screening, SMS Principal Meghan Troy will lead a moderated and informative discussion with panelists Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Special Education and Student Services, and Sandra Pimentel, PhD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bring your questions and comments for an open dialogue. All in the community are welcome.

    Transitions From Elementary to Middle School and From Middle School to High School
    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (SHS) and 7:30 p.m. (Fox Meadow NMPR)

    The ABCs of ADHD: Attention Doesn't Half Describe It with Dr. Mark Bertin, Developmental Pediatrician, ADHD expert, and SHS Graduate
    April 19, 2018 (rescheduled from Thursday, March 8, 2018) at 7:30 p.m.
    Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at Cornell University and the UCLA School of Medicine before completing general pediatric training at Oakland Children's Hospital in California. He completed a fellowship in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (Rose Kennedy Center) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

    Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, is on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and from 2003 to 2010 was Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, working in their foster care program. He is on the advisory board for Reach Out and Read, a national organization promoting child development and literacy, and also for Common Sense Media. He is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related to child development including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, parenting and mindfulness.

    Neuropsychological Testing Explained
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Please note that this event has been cancelled.

    End of Year Celebration
    June 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm -- location to be provided with RSVP.