One Family’s Journey
When a family member struggles with mental health or substance use issues, recovery for the whole family is a journey – from heartbreak to healing. The goal of the Resources to Recover website (rtor.org) is to shorten the cycle of discovery that occurs when a family realizes that they have a serious problem at home and they don’t know where to turn. Helping families and saving lives is what Laurel House and rtor.org and its clinicians do every day.
Thank you to Lily Genovese, Darien 2020 Town Champion, and her family for sharing part of their family story. People get better when families are involved in a healthy and balanced way.
Date: November 2020
2020 Champion for Recovery
Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA, adolescent and child psychiatrist and co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, is Laurel House, Inc.’s, 2020 Champion for Recovery. Dr. Rostain is a nationally recognized speaker, educator, and expert in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. He currently serves as Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Cooper University Health Care; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; and Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rostain is an attending and supervising psychiatrist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and at Penn Behavioral Health of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He was Co-Chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Task Force on Students Psychological Health and Welfare from 2014-2016.
Dr. Rostain’s clinical focus is “lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry,” which includes caring for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and related social-emotional learning disorders. Dr. Rostain received his medical degree from New York University, and also holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.
He co-authored The Stressed Years of Their Lives, a book focused on encouraging students’ social-emotional readiness so that they can thrive during their college years. It offers a comprehensive guide to help parents prepare themselves and their children for the mental and emotional challenges college brings, and the best course of action when students need professional intervention.
Date: November 2020
An Evening with the Authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives
Laurel House, Inc. and the Harvey School hosted a presentation, Q&A session, and book signing with Dr. B. Janet Hibbs and Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years. Parents and educators learned what they can do to encourage students’ social-emotional readiness.
Date: November 21, 2019
2019 An Evening with Laurel House
Thank you to those who supported our 2019 event!
Congratulations to our 2019 Champion for Recovery and Town Champions.
Date: April 27, 2019
Nyna Giles Darien Library Event
The Darien Library, hosted a book signing and Q&A with Nyna Giles, author of The Bridesmaid’s Daughter.
The Bridesmaid’s Daughter is a poignant and unflinching portrait of Carolyn Scott Reybold, whose glamorous life was sidelined by mental illness, and of the daughter who reclaimed her memory. Carolyn had been a model in 1947, a friend of Grace Kelly, and even a bridesmaid at her wedding.
Date: May 22, 2018
Nyna Giles Luncheon
Laurel House, Inc. and Pathways, Inc., in collaboration with Fairfield County Look, hosted a luncheon and book signing with Nyna Giles and Eve Claxton, authors of The Bridesmaid’s Daughter, at The Field Club of Greenwich.
Date: May 16, 2018