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Psychiatrist to speak at Pinecrest
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Forsyth County News

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Psychiatrist and author Miriam Grossman will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday at Pinecrest Academy, 955 Peachtree Pkwy. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Teresa Petros at (404) 771-8280 or

Pinecrest Academy will hold a community talk Sunday by a nationally known psychiatrist and author.

Miriam Grossman will present “Sense and Sexuality: The Stakes are High — Real Protection in a Hooked World” at 4 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

Free and open to the public, the presentation is geared toward parents of elementary and middle school students.

According to a release from Pinecrest, Grossman will discuss her views on protecting children’s innocence, as well as possible distortions and omissions that may occur in standard sex education programs.

In a statement, Grossman said it’s important for parents to “realize that the decisions their teens make today regarding sexual activity can have serious lifelong consequences, not only for their overall health and well-being, but also on future relationships.”

“I will provide parents with critical health information and facts about sex that they can share with their teenagers, especially their daughters,” she said. “It is sound medical advice parents may not have heard anywhere else.”

Vivian Heard, spokeswoman for Pinecrest, said the forum is designed to allow parents to be more informed and vigilant on how and where their children are educated on delicate but important matters.

“Dr. Grossman will reveal destructive agendas of what she calls ‘so-called scientific’ sex education and explain how these can endanger the physical and emotional health of young people and seriously corrupt their futures,” Heard said.

“Parents will learn that today’s teens are bombarded with false messages about sex, some of which can come from trusted sources.”

Grossman will speak for about an hour, then hold a question-and-answer session.