May We Introduce You To: Child Mind Institute

by Lee Gehrls R&D Coordinator (Volunteer)

In 2009 Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, Brooke Garber Neidich, and Debra Perelman founded the Child Mind Institute located in New York City.  They had four goals:

  • Provide the best in evidence-based clinical care.
  • Promote strong research in the scientific community for better effective treatments.
  • Educate parents with sound information and educational resources.
  • Become strong advocates to do away with the stigma that is attached to psychiatric disorders. 

Dr. Koplewicz became the founding president and Medical Director of the Institute.  Since then he has been recognized for his continued teaching and has received numerous awards for his work and leadership.

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute website offers a variety of educational information for parents and families, educators, and health care and mental health care professionals. Their information is also offered in Spanish.

Here’s a brief listing of the information you will currently find on their website :

  • Back-to-School Resources for Families and Educators
  • The Brainstorm Blog
  • Upcoming and Past Events
  • News & Press information
  • Topics A-Z for a detailed listing of concerns, disorders, and a section for educators
  • Symptom Checker: a tool to inform you on what might be going on with your child – it is NOT for diagnosis
  • Information on how children learn
  • Information on what a Behavior Intervention Plan is
  • A free newsletter that gives you practical tips, suggestions, and useful educational information

I encourage you to take some time this month before school starts to see if Child Mind Institute might be a helpful addition to your ADHD toolbox. Remember: Making the right connections can make all the difference.℠

Contact Information For Child Mind Institute

General Inquiries –

Follow Dr. Koplewicz on Twitter –

David Anderson, Ph.D.

One member of their Leadership Team is David Anderson, Ph.D. who is Vice President, School & Community Programs.

He is the Senior Director of the ADHD & Behavior Disorders Center and the Senior Director of the National Programs and Outreach at the Institute. He is a frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine. On August 10, 2021, he will be the presenter for a free ADDitude webinar on “Caregivers with ADHD: How to Help Your Children Thrive While Meeting Your Own Challenges”. I’ve included the link so you can check out this upcoming event as well as the links to his past ADDitude webinars/podcast.

Presentations By David Anderson Ph.D.

Upcoming presentation by David Anderson, PhD | Live free ADDitude Webinar on August 10 at Noon

Caregivers with ADHD: How to Help Your Children Thrive While Meeting Your Own Challenges


Past ADDitude presentation by David Anderson, PhD | [Video Replay & Podcast #346] originally broadcast on March 2, 2021

Discipline Strategies for ADHD: How to Manage Your Child’s Most Challenging Behaviors



Past ADDitude presentation by David Anderson, PhD

ADDitude Webinar Replay: Time to Unplug? How Screen Time Impacts the ADHD Brain



Past ADDitude presentation by David Anderson, PhD

ADDitude Webinar Replay: The ADHD-ODD Connection: Similarities, Distinctions, Stigma, and Proven Treatment Strategies


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