Monday, April 6, 2015

Upcoming events in Seaside tackle prescription drugs for children

L. Alan Sroufe, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, wrote in an opinion piece for The New York Times that three million children in this country take drugs for problems in focusing.

"In 30 years there has been a twentyfold increase in the consumption of drugs for attention-deficit disorder" he writes in his piece here.

The Peace Resource Center will host a two-part event titled "Prescription Drugs: Do children really need them?"

Part 1 will take place from 4 to 6 pm on April 18 at the center, 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, and will focus on Ritalin Gone Wrong, a reading and dialogue on the topic of prescription drugs for kids. The group will discuss Sroufe's article.

Part 2 will take place at the same time on April 25, when the documentary "Medicating Kids" will be screened.

Both events are free but donations are accepted.

Sponsored by CSUMB’s Student Awareness for Disability Empowerment Club and the Monterey Peace and Justice Center.

For questions or disability accommodations, please contact Justin Frago via email at

1 comment:

  1. There are numerous organizations which do these kinds of events. I think group activities like these are good for development of great company environment and builds up the cooperation at work place among different teams.