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How to Raise a Healthy and Safe Child in the 21st Century

REGISTER NOW: Join us as noted parenting author, television personality and radio host Dr. Jenn Berman leads a lively expert panel on modern parenting issues, such as the internet, cell phones, toxins, bullying and giving your kids healthy advantages.




Roxbury Park Community Center
471 South Roxbury Drive (below Olympic)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

When: Sunday, Janury 16th - 1:00 pm


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$15 for non-members

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The world around us has changed in easily discernable as well as strangely complicated and unclear ways, adding new dimensions to old fears and new fears to old situations.

The new millennium offers us a rapidly changing environment full of wonderful new conveniences that bring with them a whole host of challenging and often avoidable perils.  New products, changes in food ingredients, modern safety regulations, dealing with new technologies, routine exposure to hazards and toxins, and educational toys that inhibit development are just a few of the topics which are likely to be covered by this panel. 


The panelists will include:

Robin Sax
Robin Sax, bestselling author of Predators and Child Molesters: A Sex Crimes D.A. Answers 100 Of The Most Asked Questions, is a former Los Angeles County Prosecutor who specialized in felony cases including sex crimes and domestic violence.  Robin has authored six books. She is a sought after speaker on safety, crime, pop culture and the criminal justice system. Robin has appeared on dozens of national media outlets, including (most recently): the Dr. Phil show, Tyra Banks, CNN Larry King, HLN Nancy Grace, the Today Show and many others!  For more information, go to: http://www.robinsax.com/about.html

Tanya Remer Altmann, MD FAAP
A leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows including Today (NBC), A Place of Our Own (PBS) and KTLA 5 Morning News @9 (CW Los Angeles), in addition to being a Clinical Instructor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, and pediatric advisor for the Newborn Channel and running a busy private practice.

Dr. Tanya is the author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ parenting book The Wonder Years and Associate Medical Editor of their best selling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5.  Dr. Tanya has been quoted in more than one hundred magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and Parents magazine and she blogs on iVillage, Momtourage, and the MSNBC website TODAYMoms. For more information, go to: http://www.drtanya.com/

Dr. Jenn Berman
Dr. Jenn Berman is a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in private practice in Los Angeles. She has appeared as a psychological expert on hundreds of television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tyra Banks Show and is a regular on The Today Show and The Early Show. Dr. Jenn hosts a call-in advice show on Sirius/XM’s Cosmo Radio. She is the best selling author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids which also won the Mom’s Choice Award gold medal in parenting. In addition, she is the co-author of the children’s book Rockin’ Babies, due out in the spring of 2011. Dr. Jenn is on the Board of Advisors for Parents Magazine and her monthly “Dr. Jenn” parenting column is printed in Los Angeles Family Magazine and five other magazines and won the prestigious Parenting Publications of America award in parenting and child development. Dr. Jenn also has an eco-friendly clothing line for adults and children called Retail Therapy. All the tees have positive "feel good" messages and are made of organic and recycled materials.  For more information, go to: www.doctorjenn.com.

Jennifer Taggart
Jennifer Taggart is the author of Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Child’s Toxic Chemical Exposure a book which covers eliminating or reducing the hidden dangers of toxic chemicals that lurk everywhere, empowering readers to control what comes into their homes and make informed decisions.

Aside from her work as an environmental health advocate, Taggart researched this book as a result of two miscarriages which led her to search for environmental causes.  In trying to raise kids in a non-toxic environment, with a somewhat doubting husband, she focused on simple, practical steps to reduce or eliminate toxic chemical exposures in the home.

Taggart is an environmental attorney in private practice specializing in consumer product labeling laws and compliance with Proposition 65, California’s law requiring notice before exposing the public to certain chemicals. Prior to  practicing law, she worked as a CEIP Intern for the East Bay Municipal Utility District, focusing on compliance with AB 2588, the Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Information and Assessment Act and as an environmental engineer for Rockwell International, Rocketdyne Division.  As an environmental engineer, I specialized in air quality and air toxic issues, including risk assessment, and Proposition 65, California’s toxic exposure and warning law.

A selection of authors' books will be available for sale at the event and the authors will be on hand immediately following to sign copies.  

Feel free to bring your infant or toddlers.  Questions or comments about this event?  Contact Joshua Berman @ jab21@columbia.edu or 310-918-8255.

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