New Albany News

Psychologist to speak Jan. 22 at McCoy

The New Albany-Plain Local School District and Healthy New Albany this month will host Dr. Leonard Sax, who will speak about issues that often challenge adolescents.

His lecture will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Mershad Hall at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

Admission is free, but those who plan to attend are invited to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to a local food pantry.

Superintendent April Domine said the lecture is part of the school district's goal to improve student culture by creating a more positive environment and being more inclusive to all students.

Sax is an Ohio native who has a medical degree and a doctorate in psychology. After operating a medical practice in Maryland for 18 years, he now writes books on child and adolescent development, focusing on the difference between the sexes and what parents need to know in dealing with their own children, according to his website.

"We want to give parents the resources they need to talk to their children about how to deal with situations," district spokesman Patrick Gallaway said.

-- Lori Wince