The annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Hamden-North Haven will feature dinner and a talk on “Social Media and Relationships: Impact on Self, Peers, Between Generations, and in the Community” by child and adolescent psychiatrist Yann B. Poncin, MD. The dinner, talk, and Q&A are open to the public; the fee is $30.00. To reserve a place, contact [email protected] or leave your name and number for a call back at 203/248-8035.

The Wednesday, June 11, event will be at Best Western PLUS (formerly Holiday Inn of North Haven), 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven. Hors d’oevres and Cash Bar start at 5:00 pm.

The developmental course of children and adults is shaped by interactions over time of biological susceptibility, individual psychology, family dynamics, and environment says Dr. Poncin who focuses on individuals and their families with complex psychosocial distress across multiple domains.

Dr. Poncin’s responsibilities at the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinical Services include In-Home Intensive Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS), Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), and the CSC Outpatient Clinic. He is also the child/adolescent psychiatrist with the Extended Day Treatment (EDT) program at The Children’s Center of Hamden. He formerly held Medical Directorships for the Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Service and for the Child Psychiatric Consultation Service in the Pediatric Emergency Department of the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

The League of Women Voters works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and encourages informed and active participation in government. LWV does not support or oppose political candidates; it seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League is active in all 50 states and has been welcoming men into its ranks since 1974. To discuss joining, call Elona Vaisnys at 203/248-8035, write [email protected], or visit www.lwvct.org

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