Sam Pitkowsky of the Adoptive Parents Committee discussed the significance of November as National Adoption Month, the types of adoptions, increased difficulty for international adoptions in the United States, and the 34th Annual Conference.
Family Law attorney Jacqueline Newman discussed financial abuse in marriage, ways women suffer from financial abuse, the three ways to get divorced, mistakes to avoid when getting divorced, and child custody.
Test Prep Authority founder and president Anthony James Green discussed the test prep field, the difference between the SAT and ACT, and the overabundance of choices for colleges in the selection process.
Todd Cohen and Michael Weinsteen of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network discussed symptoms of pancreatic cancer, who is most susceptible to developing it, efforts to increase public awareness of pancreatic cancer, Weinsteen’s diagnosis and treatment, and the organization’s Operation Purple Stride.
Alan Clark discussed the estimated impact and cost of medical errors to the public, ways patients can protect themselves against possible negligence by a doctor or hospital, his suggestions to improve communication between doctors, patients, and other medical facility staff, and how the lack of disclosure of medical errors hurts hospitals and patients.
Operation Rescute founder Laurie Brown-Nagin discussed the non-profit organization’s effort to educate and encourage children and their parents to adopt shelter dogs, the number of shelter animals awaiting adoption, and how to incorporate the adopted shelter dog into one’s family.
The Book Fairies founder Amy Zaslansky discussed the nonprofit organization’s collection of new and gently used books for donation in impoverished neighborhoods in the New York city metropolitan area, the scope and impact of illiteracy, the organization’s first fundraiser to buy Ereaders to local hospitals with long-term care for their young parents.
Dr. Mardia Stone discussed her view there is a slim possibility of Ebola being a crisis in the United States, the crisis nature of the disease in West Africa, symptoms of Ebola, and her work in Liberia with government at the epicenter of the epidemic.
Author and former college football athlete Dr. Tommy Watson discussed how he survived growing up in thirty different locations, how involvement with sports changed his life, the current challenges facing the NFL and its players, and ways to help athletes transition from college and professional careers to general society.
Michele McKeon, former Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, discussed the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault, the NFL’s domestic violence problem, and the effects of domestic violence on victims and their children. Keywords: domestic violence, NFL, sexual assault
Author Gaye O’Brien, a former teacher, discussed useful neuro-linguistic programming techniques for teachers, why rapport is important in establishing great relationships, and how self-talk can help listeners with their daily activities.
Food Allergy and Asthma Support Group of North Jersey Facilitator Lisa Giuriceo discussed food Allergy Research and Education Vice President Mike Spigler discussed food allergy awareness, symptoms, and the role of support groups.
Author Sergeant Stephanie Shannon discussed being the victim of military sexual trauma and sexual harassment, living undiagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder for twenty years, and the incidence suicide among veterans.
Dr. Fiona Gupta discussed the significance of the announcement Robin Williams suffered from early Parkinson’s disease, the link between depression and Parkinson’s, symptoms associated with the illness, and treatment options for Parkinson’s patients.
Author Heather Harder, ph.d., discussed why a strong sense of self is the best weapon for a child against predators, her experience as a biological and as a foster parent, and why asking questions is more important than teaching children.
Author Michael Willett, ph.d., discussed why he believes manhood is a privilege of corrected consciousness, his contention manhood is in a state of emergency today, and his mentoring work with young men.