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MORNING MATTERS

What is Morning Matters?

Morning Matters is our annual breakfast fundraiser benefiting the Dr. Selma Deitch Center for Children & Teens (formerly known as Child Health Services). Each year, we select a new, relevant subject and an engaging speaker in a topic related to children's healthcare with the goal of raising funds that directly benefit our youngest patients.

Dr. Laura Rubin

Trends in Youth Mental Health:  Risk and Protective Factors
 
Dr. Laura Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and 2006 founder of the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center in Portsmouth, NH.  She received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago and her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Michigan. She has received specialized training in neuropsychology assessment at the University of Chicago, North Shore Hospital, and New York University Medical Center. 

Dr. Rubin has extensive experience providing neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. She has particular expertise in evaluating individuals with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and mood/anxiety disorders.  Additionally, she provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults and supervises post-doctoral fellows.

Dr. Rubin speaks regularly in the community regarding child development, learning and mental health, parenting, and psychotherapeutic treatment at medical centers, universities, elementary schools, and community organizations. She is also a frequent media contributor and also presented “Reframing to Rewire Your Brain” at TEDxPortsmouth.

Dr. Rubin previously served as a former adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire and board member of the Richie McFarland Children’s Center.  She lives in the Seacoast with her husband and three children.
 

2024 Keynote Speaker
Sponsors of Morning Matters:

THANK YOU to ALL 2024 Sponsors whose generosity makes health care accessible for ALL CHILDREN

2024 VENUE SPONSOR
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2024 KEYNOTE SPONSOR
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2024 PROGRAM SPONSORS
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John Sigel and Sally Reid

Catholic Medican Center

CCA Global Partners

Elliot Health System

Harbor Group

Lavallee/Brensinger Architects Fund

Rich and Sarah Sigel

WellSense Health Plan

2024 ADVOCATE SPONSORS

Associated Grocers of New England, Inc.

BerryDunn

Charla Stevens Consulting, LLC

Joanne & Richard Gustafson

Harvey Construction Corporation

Judith Jolton

 2024 TABLE SPONSORS
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