The Long Beach Central Council PTA will be hosting a forum for parents on March 22 entitled "Mental Health Parenting: What Parents Can Do When Their Child Is Struggling Socially and Emotionally" on Wednesday, March 22, from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Long Beach Public Library. They will have a panelist of four speakers who include Ms. Sabrina Cantore, Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services of the Long Beach Public Schools, Dr. Peter J. D'Amico, a specialist in cognitive and behavioral psychology, Dr. Matthew Cohen, Long Beach pediatrician, and Dr. Robert Dicker, specialist in child/adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. The symposium will be moderated by Middle School Principal, Mr. Paul Romanelli and High School Principal, Mr. Jeffrey Myers.

All parents of Long Beach and Island Park are invited to this important free event as the panelists and audience discuss such tough issues as What is "normal" and when to get professional help, what can the schools do to help, the importance of parental involvement, the types of issues our students are dealing with, when and if medications can help, and a whole host of other issues.