Sharna Olfman – Long Bio

Sharna Olfman, PhD, is the editor/author of the Childhood In America book series for Praeger Publishers, a Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at Point Park University and a psychologist in private practice.. Her books include Drugging Our Children (co-edited with Brent Robbins 2012), The Sexualization of Childhood (2008) Bipolar Children (2007), No Child Left Different (2006), Child Honoring (co-edited with Raffi Cavoukian 2006) Childhood Lost (2005) and All Work and No Play (2003). Dr. Olfman is a member of the Council of Human Development, and a partner in the Alliance for Childhood. She has written and lectured internationally on the subjects of children’s mental health and parenting. She was the founder and director of the annual Childhood and Society Symposium, a multidisciplinary think tank on childhood advocacy from 2001 – 2008.