Dialogue about Children and Poverty Requires Translation into Discussion of Empathy

Mark Kennedy Shriver, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Save the Children, published a letter in the New York Times of December 18th, 2013, inviting readers to a dialogue about children and poverty. Mr. Shriver's personal frustration was apparent in his excellent article, decrying the potential dismantling of federal programs supporting early childhood development. I [...]

December, 2013|Early childhood development, Empathy Inequality|

response to the new york times on sanctions for penn state

To the Sports Editor of The New York Times: Although the N.C.A.A. punishment is significant in terms of financial repercussions for Penn State, a critical question is whether such consequences serve the most constructive purpose. It would be heartening if some of the money were earmarked for education, prevention and clinical research in sexual abuse. [...]

answering cries for help: guest column in the seattle times

answering cries for helpĀ  by Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D. Guest Columnist to the Seattle Times/Special to The Seattle Times Carol M. Ostrom's front-page story about Martha Silano, Langdon Cook and their baby boy, Riley, was deeply disturbing. The aftermath of Group Health Cooperative's refusal to reimburse the majority of medical treatment for Silano's devastating postpartum [...]