‘Who Cares About Kelsey’ to be Screened at LIU Post March 28
Kelsey Carroll, subject of documentary, and filmmaker Dan Habib will take questions from audience; 10 a.m. screen is free and open to the public
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
Brookville, N.Y. – Kelsey Carroll and the award-winning filmmaker who documented her struggles and triumph over emotional and behavioral problems, Dan Habib, will be at LIU Post for a screening of “Who Cares About Kelsey?” at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28 in Hillwood Commons Cinema.
The screening is free and open to the campus community and the public.
Carroll, a student at a New Hampshire high school with a high dropout rate, struggled with homelessness, sexual abuse, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn't earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs.
“Who Cares About Kelsey” is the story of Carroll’s transformation from a defiant and disruptive “problem student” to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life shape her coming of age and play important roles in an education revolution that's about empowering – not overpowering – youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Carroll and filmmaker Dan Habib, and a panel discussion among parents, youth, school district educators, and professionals in the mental health field.
For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Feeley, director of the Center for Community Inclusion at LIU Post, at (516) 299-2231 or CCI@CWPost.liu.edu. For more information on “Who Cares About Kelsey?” visit www.whocaresaboutkelsey.com
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