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Helping Parents & Children Cope in Aftermath of School Shootings

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Benjamin Shain, MD
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: Dr. Benjamin Shain, MD
Benjamin Shain - 5x7 print resizedDr. Shain graduated Harvard College magna cum laude in biochemical sciences and completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, earning an MD and a PhD. Residency training was at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, New York University Medical Center, and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Board certifications are in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry with clinical specialization in mood and anxiety disorders, child and adolescent behavioral disorders, and psychopharmacology. Patients and family members appreciate his diagnostic skills as well as his humor.

Dr. Shain authored 19 publications, subjects including adolescent depression and bipolar disorder and adolescent suicide and self-harmful behavior. He has served in several professional societies, including his current role as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence.



The AAP has assembled a collection of resources to help parents, teachers, students, and schools cope with the aftermath of school shootings.

Additional resources are provided on promoting mental health, school safety and violence prevention.

Our expert explains that children can cope more effectively with a disaster when they feel they understand what is happening and what they can do to help protect themselves, family, and friends.

We help you provide basic information to help your kids understand, without providing unnecessary details that may only alarm them.
  • Original Air Date Wednesday, 19 December 2012
  • Host Melanie Cole, MS

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