SHINE Initiative is proud to be a sponsor of a presentation on Thursday, September 22nd from 6pm to 8pm on “We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication” presented by author Judith Warner. In this presentation, aimed at parents and professionals alike, she will describe her own journey toward greater understanding, explore the biases and fears that parents often bring to encounters with mental health practitioners, offer insights into media representations …of mental illness and mental health care, and explore the role of anti-psychiatry in our culture and media. Judy’s presentation allows opportunity for audience comments and questions.
Judith Warner is the author of eight non-fiction books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety. Her most recent book, We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication won media awards from The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, as well as a Changing Lives Award from the Parent/Professional Advocacy League.
This presentation will be held at the Perkins Janeway Education Center, 975 Main Street, Lancaster, MA and is free and open to the public. While it is free, we ask that you register be e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-365-7376 during regular business hours (8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday,) as seating is limited.
The SHINE Initiative would like to thank our partners at the Perkins School for organizing this special event.