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Talking to teens about sexual harassment

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Perception or reality it certainly seems like sexual harassment allegations are at an all-time high and with that how people, particularly young people are being prepared for it has changed.

Critical topic discussed with FOX 29 given recent news on Matt Lauer and other celebrities ousted for sexual harassment. Tips for how to speak with our children so they know how to stay safe and communicate if in an inappropriate situation. #SexualHarassment #TipsForTeens #MentalHealth http://www.fox29.com/news/talking-to-teens-about-sexual-harassment

Special thanks to Philadelphia Magazine’s David Lipson for supporting me as a “Maker of the Main Line” honoring the area’s top professionals across multiple disciplines. Honored to be amongst such leaders and to serve the community with psychiatric support for Healthy Minds & Healthy Lives🙏 #MentalHealth #BestOfPhilly #Psychiatrist

Pa. Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Receives Free Barbershop From Stranger

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Winter is approaching, and with it, all the difficult weather conditions that often apply. Because of that, one kindhearted Philadelphia man thought that he would have to temporarily give up his mission of giving free haircuts to the homeless—that is until one equally kindhearted stranger stepped in...

If you give, you get.

The holidays can be a stressful time, so sharing some background on my commitment to psychiatric care as featured in this month’s Philadelphia Magazine offering insight into my work at The Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia~Chop and at my private practice in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Reach out for support by calling my office at 484-412-8316 and learn more here or on my web site at mainlinepsychiatric.com. #healthyminds #healthyfamilies #mentalhealth #awareness #treatment #philadelphia #bestofphilly #psychiatrist

Sharing news about a common mental health matter amongst adults who were never diagnosed with ADHD as children. This topic was featured in this month’s Modern Man Issue of Philadelphia Style Magazine and read closely to see if you may relate to any of the below symptoms as there is a solution to feeling and performing better with proper treatment. #MentalHealth #ADHD #Adult #Treatment #Awareness #Advocacy #PhillyStyle #HealthyMinds #HealthyFamilies

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""Trump Trashes Colin Kaepernick & Tells NFL Owners To Fire Any Player Who "Disrespects Our Flag"." That's one headline I read this morning with my orange juice. I SUPPORT anyone's right to peacefully express their opinion AGAINST an anthem protestor. You read that correctly. I do. I support it. If Trump wants to trash Colin Kaepernick because he feels Mr Kaepernick did something that he didn't understand or is contrary to his belief system then, fine! He has the right to free speech. Now, I think profane name calling is juvenile, but that's the way Trump chooses to exercise that right. Now. But. Wait. Here is where the line gets crossed with what I read above. Once trump's outrage starts to morph into calling for COMPULSORY ACTION enforced with penalties, for actions he doesn't like during the anthem, then THAT is moving toward a severe infringement on the personal liberty granted to citizens by the first amendment to the constitution. Now, we have a problem - And a particularly disturbing one when those words are spoken by the President of the United States. Disagree with Colin? Great. That's your right. Go protest it. Stand for the anthem in your chair and put both hands on your heart if you like. Boycott the NFL if you don't like seeing protestors peacefully kneel. You want to call Colin names because you disagree with or misinterpret his actions? Fine. Its distasteful and unpresidential, but that's fine. That's your right as a citizen. I support the right. But now, as elected leader, you are rabble rousing and calling for PENAL actions against players who in exercising their first amendment right, advocate for equal treatment of all citizens by PEACEFULLY not standing for the flag? Penal actions for those who "disrespect" the flag?? Whoa! What?? Hold on there little orange boy king. That sounds a lot like fascism to me. Wait, that IS fascism and that is right out of Hitler's playbook. Open your eyes to what is going on here.

U of Penn alum Kurt Collier expresses his feelings about #Kaepernick. ""Trump Trashes Colin Kaepernick & Tells NFL Owners To Fire Any Player Who "Disrespects Our Flag"." That's one headline I read this morning with my orange juice. I SUPPORT anyone's right to peacefully express their opinion AGAINST an anthem protestor. You read that correctly. I do. I support it. If Trump wants to trash Colin Kaepernick because he feels Mr Kaepernick did something that he didn't understand or is contrary to his belief system then, fine! He has the right to free speech. Now, I think profane name calling is juvenile, but that's the way Trump chooses to exercise that right. Now. But. Wait. Here is where the line gets crossed with what I read above. Once trump's outrage starts to morph into calling for COMPULSORY ACTION enforced with penalties, for actions he doesn't like during the anthem, then THAT is moving toward a severe infringement on the personal liberty granted to citizens by the first amendment to the constitution. Now, we have a problem - And a particularly disturbing one when those words are spoken by the President of the United States. Disagree with Colin? Great. That's your right. Go protest it. Stand for the anthem in your chair and put both hands on your heart if you like. Boycott the NFL if you don't like seeing protestors peacefully kneel. You want to call Colin names because you disagree with or misinterpret his actions? Fine. Its distasteful and unpresidential, but that's fine. That's your right as a citizen. I support the right. But now, as elected leader, you are rabble rousing and calling for PENAL actions against players who in exercising their first amendment right, advocate for equal treatment of all citizens by PEACEFULLY not standing for the flag? Penal actions for those who "disrespect" the flag?? Whoa! What?? Hold on there little orange boy king. That sounds a lot like fascism to me. Wait, that IS fascism and that is right out of Hitler's playbook. Open your eyes to what is going on here.

Managing Kids' After-School Schedules

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FOX 29's Jenn Fred has the details.

A topic most families are addressing these days...how to manage your children's after-school schedules. Watch here from my appearance this morning on FOX 29 Good Day Philadelphia with Jennaphr Frederick and Karen Hepp to learn more from other Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Main Line moms about what they think is a healthy and manageable balance from which everyone in the family can benefit. #BackToSchool #Activities #Scheduling #FamilyLife #HealthyLife

National Trends in Suicide Attempts Among Adults in the United States

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This national epidemiologic survey describes trends in recent suicide attempts among adults in the United States.

"A recent overall increase in suicide attempts among adults in the United States has disproportionately affected younger adults with less formal education and those with antisocial personality disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and a history of violence". #trauma101

10th Anniversary Blue Gene Gala

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We look forward to seeing you at Minding Your Mind's 10th Anniversary Blue Gene Gala! We are fortunate to be celebrating where it all began as we return to Temple Beth Hillel, the home of our very first public forum in 2007. Keynote Speaker: Alan Schwarz, author; Changing Minds Award: The Craig Fami...

10 years strong! Please come out to our annual gala to celebrate! #mindingyourmind

Main Line Psychiatric Home - Main Line Psychiatric

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A private psychiatric practice set in a safe an comfortable atmosphere providing child, adult and group therapy sessions to residents of the Main Line community.

Back to School 2017... If you're the parent I am, back to school night has always been either, a) an opportunity to meet my child's newest marshal, to get to know them, put a face on a name I don't know yet, or b) 3 hours of “the speech” where the head of school "can see in your children a group of young movers and shakers, capable of changing the world through their energies and efforts". Either way- we all know the routine... However, for some reason 2017 brings a level of consternation I've never experienced as a parent before. Why? Because I, like you most likely do, believe I live in a new America. Divided as always, yet incredibly more divisive than ever before. I have embraced that my children will grow and learn in a more uniquely diverse educational environment than I experienced as a student. Today I confess, I wonder is this diversity a good thing in the Donald Trump “Making America Great Again” era healthy for my child. Will whatever that makes my child "different" be emotionally unhealthy? Right now you're probably thinking, "The school environment should be expected to be "safe" and non-polarizing, at least in the elementary years shouldn't it?" Well, let's look. This "new America" can be frightening for a parent and a child. The first month after the 45’s presidential election, there were 1,094 “hate incidents” logged by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Three hundred and fifteen were anti-immigrant, 221 were anti-Black, 112 were anti-Muslim, 109 were anti-Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning, 108 involved Nazi swastikas, 47 were reports of white nationalist flyers, 45 were anti-woman, 33 anti-Semitic, 26 were anti-Trump, and 7 involved the Ku Klux Klan. Hate crimes have escalated with each passing month, day, and week. We've seen violence based upon ethnicity, political affiliation, and economic class play out in the media almost daily in the ensuing months. How much of this has trickled down to our children? Will it play out in front of our nation or internationally in the coming months and years? Yet, it seems almost normal, factually credible, and parentally responsible, to wonder if our children will be exposed to the same polarizing ideologies that have gripped our nation over the past eight months. What do I say? Do I prep my child for differing experiences based upon my view of today's America? Do I trust my school of choice to filter the messages? What is age appropriate for my student/child to discuss or be exposed to? Will there be a bully in the school who targets my child as if they've been radicalized because my child may be an immigrant, a child of color, or simply "different." I've typed and retyped this multiple times in an effort to be concise without being preachy. Here are my recommendations for the new school year: 1. This is foreign territory for our children. My kids live in Disney and Nickelodeon and I'd like to leave them there for now. I can't. I can however, remind them that I will keep them safe, and that, for all intents and purposes, their world will remain unchanged. It's difficult to be a child and I'm the last person who desires to make it harder. No politics over cereal, unless they have a compelling question or need to discuss. 2. Take the temperature, if concerned, of your child's environment. Listen closely and monitor material that comes home. Listen for any themes, messages, or key words that may reveal an underlying dogma. Most importantly, as always, debrief your babies. Talk, talk, talk, to them as frequently as possible about classroom content, any worries they may have. Nothing can match the time you have to HEAR your child. 3. Meticulously avoid any conversation in your child's presence that includes or implies the demonization or degradation of an entire ethnic group. These messages will only add to the division we adults are experiencing through social media and the news today. If it’s difficult for you, imagine an adolescent navigating this torrent of information. 4. Finally, if you do hear or perceive a message or climate that seems unhealthy, address it immediately with the actor or persons you feel are responsible. Don't assume that they're aware. Often people are unaware as to how their message is being heard and may benefit from an opportunity to dialogue. Well, it's back to school night, and my "movers and shakers" are waiting. Time to put my doctor pen down and don my mommy apron. Best wishes for a healthy, happy, fruitful 2017 school year from all of us here at Main Line Psychiatric. Mainlinepsychiatric.com drfoster.org

Rx: Mental Health from Philadelphia Style Magazine's Best Of Style "What the Doctor Ordered." Celebrating Taliba M. Foster, MD at Main Line Psychiatric at tonight's event honoring the BEST doctors, professionals, entrepreneurs and more at the annual Best Of Style party 🎉 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 🎭 . Thank you John Colabelli, Kristin Detterline and Marni Manko for sharing the amazing genius of Dr. Taliba Foster with your readers. More on Taliba M Foster MD at http://www.mainlinepsychiatric.com or call for an appointment at 484-412-8316. #BestOfStyle #StyleMoments #PhiladelphiaStyle The Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia~Chop Children's Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Columbia University #Psychiatrist #MainLine #Private #Practice Suburban Square

Toshi

“For us, it’s not just this one day of action to celebrate our culture and community, to answer hate with love and pride,” Jolt founder and executive director Cristina Tzintzún explained to me over the phone. She continued: “It’s also really the launching of a long-term movement to build power for the Latino community, to win our community the respect and dignity that we deserve. Because we make up 40% of the state’s population. Legislators think that they can pass a far-reaching anti-immigrant, anti-Latino bill without consequence. And we want to show that the exact opposite is true.”

Politics aside. #girlpower

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Meet Dr. Taliba Foster

Dr. Foster received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed postgraduate studies at Columbia University. She received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her Adult Psychiatric Residency Program at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City, NY. Dr. Foster then completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she served as Chief Fellow and was awarded the Elizabeth B. Weller, MD Award for Outstanding Clinical Fellow. Dr. Foster is board certified and licensed in Pennsylvania and New York State... more

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