Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., an educator and developmental psychologist, is president and CEO of FCD Educational Services, Inc. Founded in 1976, FCD is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that provides on-site alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education for schools in the United States and abroad.Dr. Packer is the author of numerous award-winning books for parents and teenagers including the best-selling How Rude! The Teenager's Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior and Not Grossing People Out; Bring Up Parents: The Teenager's Handbook; 365 Ways to Love Your Child; Parenting One Day at a Time; and The Nurturing Parent: How to Raise Creative, Loving, Responsible Children. His articles have appeared in McCall's, Child, U.S. News and World Report, and The Harvard Graduate School of Education Bulletin.For eight years, Dr. Packer was headmaster of Parkmont School in Washington, D.C., an innovative alternative school for children ages 11-15. More recently, he served as director of education for the Capital Children's Museum. A specialist in adolescence, substance abuse, and parent education, Dr. Packer holds undergraduate and Master's degrees from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Educational and Developmental Psychology from Boston College.Alex Packer's feature-length screenplay, Digby and Fly, won First Prize in the Massachusetts Film Office Screenwriting Competition. His proposal for an interactive family television series was optioned by Popular Arts Entertainment in Los Angeles.Dr. Packer serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of COASA (Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc.), a nonprofit organization created to provide services to children from substance abusing homes.

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