Mental Health Education Series - New Dates/Lectures

Posted on: 03/22/2017

Princeton Nassau Pediatrics will be continuing its Parent Education lecture series for families. We will be offering this series once a month, free of charge, for parents of our patients. The lecture series will be offered in our Princeton office after hours, from 7pm until 8:30pm and will cover a variety of pediatric topics, but mostly focusing on mental health issues..

The upcoming lectures in our series will be :


Wednesday April 19th, 2017

Everything about having a baby that no one told you

"Magical." "Such a happy time in your life." "So amazing!" When you're pregnant or have just had a baby, you've probably heard comments like these.

But for many women, the joyful moments that we're "supposed to be having" are actually overpowered by feelings of anxiety, powerlessness, and sadness. Contrary to what you expected, the postpartum period can leave you feeling alone, hopeless, and overwhelmed.

Please join us for a group session about the less-told side of having a new baby. In a warm and supportive environment, you'll hear about the very common (and very treatable!) symptoms of prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression in women, and learn about resources that are available to you. The session will be part presentation and part discussion. Come share your own experience, or just sit and listen to others who may feel as you do.

All parents as well as infants under 12 months are welcome.

The above lecture will be given by Jessica Flint, LCSW. Ms. Flint is a NJ licensed Clinical Therapist who works with adults and adolescents and specializes in prenatal and postpartum mood disorders in women. To enroll, please email Ms. Flint directly at and give her your name, # of attendees and contact information.

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Ages and Stages: playing with your young child (birth - early elementary)

Dramatic, sensory, and interactive play in early childhood is essential to the development of fine and gross motor skills, interpersonal relationships, and emotional awareness. Age appropriate play can increase frustration tolerance and decrease anxiety and stress, and it helps to form strong bonds between chldren and their caregivers. Yet as a child therapist, I am often asked by friends and clients, "How do I play with my child?" This class will focus on guiding parents on how to play, based on ages and stages of development, and will include resources and advice for how to set up a playroom.

The above lecture will be given by Kari Pashman, MSW, LCSW. Ms. Pashman is a NJ licensed Clinical Therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and families. To enroll, please email Ms. Pashman directly at and give her your name, # of attendees and contact information.

Wednesday June 7, 2017

iPhones, iPads, iTouch….iCrazy!" What Parents Really Need to Know about Technology Usage and Social Media by Children and Adolescents

Family arguments over screen time and social media are a daily occurrence in many homes. This topic will address the main questions that parents have regarding the use of screen time, and how to prevent and cope with social media pitfalls.

The above lecture will be given by Laura Berness, PHD. Dr. Berness is a NJ licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in children, adolescents, and parenting. To enroll, please email Dr. Berness directly at and give her your name, # of attendees and contact information.

Enrollment for all lectures will be limited to a maximum of thirty (30) people per session.

When a session becomes filled, we will post that information on our website. We will also post both a handout and other resources related to the lecture after the lecture is completed.

We look forward to providing our families this valuable lecture series.

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