Dr. Laura Rocker, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the controversial Netflix series about teen suicide. Q. The teen drama has been heavily criticized for its portrayal of Hannah Baker, a girl who commits suicide and leaves behind recordings to 13 classmates she […]
A self-described “jack of all trades,” Dr. Putt joined Akron Children’s in 2009 as director of outpatient therapy services in a role that is as unique as he is. “I feel like you need to feed your soul with things you’re passionate about,” he said. “I like to build and grow programs. I love to teach. I picked the areas of psychology that I’m passionate about and am lucky enough to have a position that caters to that.”
Akron Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program has been a lifesaver for teens in crisis. The program teaches troubled teens experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges valuable life skills while keeping them in the community, and avoiding psychiatric inpatient hospitalization. It can also help transition those teens who are hospitalized back to home and school.
Should you encourage your children to make New Year’s resolutions? Do young children even understand what it means to make resolutions? What’s my role as a parent in this process? These are just a few questions answered by pediatric psychologist Georgette Constantinou, PhD, director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. Constantinou […]