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Hudson Valley Community College to Host Discussion on Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Young Children

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Young Children," a workshop with developmental pediatrician Dr. Gary Griffieth and psychologist Dr. Gina Cosgrove, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, April 29, at Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium.

The workshop will discuss the types of referrals and evaluation services available when mental health concerns are raised in preschool or elementary school-age children. Specific criteria for the identification of mental health disorders will be reviewed by conference participants and the role of mental health and medical practitioners will be discussed.

The cost is $65. A reduced rate is available for parents and students.

The workshop, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the college's Teacher Preparation Department and the Tinsley institute for Human Services, a nonprofit organization founded 1988 to provide consultation and professional development to schools and community agencies.

For more information, contact the Tinsley Institute at (518) 522-4571 or

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.