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Connections: The impact of less materialistic gift-giving

Dec 7, 2017

We discuss alternative approaches to gift-giving during the holidays — those that are less materialistic. We hear what local families and doing about an issue that is a prime source of stress, according to mental health experts. Our guests:

  • Joel Helfrich, parent
  • Kim Maroldo, parent
  • Melanie Funchess, parent, and director of community engagement for the Mental Health Association of Rochester
  • Dr. Elizabeth Murray, M.D., parent, and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Jim Allen, professor of psychology at SUNY Geneseo