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What's Happening at Wayside

Check out our upcoming events and support groups. Most of our activities are open to new members unless otherwise noted. For more information about any event, please contact us at 508.879.9800 or reach out to the staff listed below.

October

Monday, October 2nd, 10:00am-11:30am 

Monday Morning Parent Support Group, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

The Monday Morning Parent Support Group is a free, sharing and caring support group for parents/guardians whose children/youth struggle with mental health challenges, behavior and emotions. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207

Monday, October 2nd, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Monday Evening Parent Support Group, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

The Monday Evening Parent Support Group is a free sharing and caring support group for parents/guardians whose children/youth struggle with mental health challenges, behavior and emotions. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Thursday, October 5th, 4:00pm- 8:00pm

Wayside- Panera Bread 5K Fundraiser, 400 Cochituate Rd., Framingham, MA

"Eat Bread to Raise Dough" Please join Wayside on Thursday, October 5th, from 4:00pm- 8:00pm at Panera Bread, 400 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA for a 5K Fundraiser to benefit the Framingham Continuum. Panera Bread will donate a percentage of its sales during the event to Wayside when you bring this flyer! 

Questions? Contact  or call 774.777.3125

Wednesday, October 11th, 10:30am- 3:00pm

Green House Graphics at Tempo, 68 Henry St., Framingham, MA

Green House Graphics at Tempo is starting our 6-Week studio art internship on October 11th. The program runs every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am- 3:00pm (from 10/11/17 until 11/9/17). Those two days are required and an Open Studio is offered every Friday to continue the projects. Young adults receive a small stipend at the end of the internship for participation and completion of artwork. Green House Graphics is open to young adults, ages 18-25. If you are interested, fill out the application and send to 

Questions? Call 508.879.1424 ext. 4302

Saturday, October 14th, 9am-5pm 

FREE One-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Brookline Recreation, 133 Eliot St., Brookline, MA 02467.

Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage or CPR, sometimes first aid is YOU! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Cost: FREE! Preference given to those who live or work in Watertown, Waltham, Brookline or Belmont. Registration required; must attend full day of training; lunch and snacks provided; course book included. Anyone 18 years and older can take the Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people, ages 12-18, teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens. To register, visit the following website! 

Download the flyer here

For more information, contact  or call 617.284.2646.

Monday, October 16th, 10:00am-11:30am

Monday Morning Parent Support Group, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

The Monday Morning Parent Support Group is a free, sharing and caring support group for parents/guardians whose children/youth struggle with mental health challenges, behavior and emotions. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207

Monday, October 16th, 6:30-8:00pm (2-night event)

Monday, October 23rd, 6:30-8:00pm

Make Your Own "Coping Tools Box" Parent Support Group

Wayside Waltham Parent-Peer Partnership Program is pleased to offer a "Make Your Own 'Coping Tools Box!'" This 2-night group on Monday, October 16th and Monday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm. This group will focuas on making do-it-yourself calming tools- make your own stress balls, finger-ring games, sensorty bottles and other calming tools to keep on hand for instant de-stressing and calming! Coping Tools Box is appropriate for all ages, 5+ and all supplies will be provided! 

RSVP to  or call 781.966.5644 by October 9th! 

 

Tuesday, October 17th, 5:30pm- 10:00pm

Young Adult Program 5K Fundraiser, Rudy's Cafe, 248 Holland St., Somerville

You're invited to Wayside's Young Adult Program (Fun)draiser! Join us for a night of food and fun with raffles and prizes, taking place on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 17th, from 5:30pm- 10:00pm at Rudy's Cafe & Tequila Bar, located at 248 Holland St., Somerville, MA. You must mention Wayside for 20% of your check to be donated to Wayside! 

Download and bring the flyer with you here!  

Questions? Contact  or call 508.879.1424

Tuesday, October 17th, 10:00-11:30am

Grandparent Caregiver Support Group, Framingham Family Resource Center

88 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA 01702

This group is aimed at grandparents raising grandchildren. Topics include: legal issues, school, behavioral health issues, as well community resources and self-care. Snacks will be provided. This is a drop-in group that meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will discuss common experiences about the joys and challenges around raising grandchildren in a supportive, compassionate, encouraging and collaborative environment. 

Questions? Call 508.469.3273 or email 

Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00-8:00pm

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Free Movie Screening

10 Asylum St., Milford, MA

The Wayside Trauma Intervention Team is holding an event Wednesday, October 18th, from 6-8:00pm for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us as we watch Private Violence in tribute to victims and their families. Warning: This film may be emotionally triggering for some viewers. 

RSVP to 

Saturday, October 21st, 10am-1pm

8th Annual 5K4Kids Run/Walk & Halloween Festival, 301 Brook St., Framingham, MA 01701

You're invited to join us for Wayside's biggest and only fundraiser- the 8th Annual 5K4Kids Run/Walk & Halloween Festival, taking place on Saturday, October 21st, starting promptly at 10am. This 5-km, professionally-timed run/walk starts and ends at Walsh Middle School. Following the 5K, there will be a Halloween Festival featuring bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, and much more! 

Register to participate here! 

And don't forget to try your luck at our $5KGetaway Raffle for your chance to win a $5,000 vacation to the destination(s) of your choice! Tickets are $5 for 1, $20 for 5 tickets and all of the money raised supports Wayside youth and families! 

Buy your tickets here! 

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact  or call 508.270.1394.

Wednesday, October 25th, 9am-12pm

Working With Families of High Conflict Separation and Divorce, 87 Edgell Rd., Framingham

Presented by Dr. Jane Appell, this workshop will review basic principles for mental health practitioners and other helpers to follow when working with family members during and after separation or divorce. There will be a review of the legal processes of divorce and ethical guidelines for therapists working with court-involved families. There will be a discussion of common dilemmas in such families as well as a review of the dynamics of visitation refusal and parental alienation. The presenter will review models of domestic violence and help practitioners recognize how these often play out in families with issues of visitation refusal and parental alienation. 

Click HERE to register for this training. 

Thursday, October 26th, 6:30pm- 8:30pm

Managing ADHD in Teens and Adults, 88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

Presented by Matt Reid, certified ADHD Coach, Life Coach and Professional Organizer. This presentation will include an introduction to ADHD from both a brain chemistry and behavioral standpoint. Matt will explore the concept of ADHD executive dysfunction and how it can be overcome. He will also talk about how to manage the three biggest challenges for someone with ADHD; "stuff", tasks and time! 

To RSVP, or for more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207

November

Saturday, November 11th, 12-4pm

Wayside Multi Service Center's Youth & Young Adult Action Project Team 

Join us in Davis Square (Cambridge) to celebrate World AIDS Day and receive FREE HIV Testing and Information. There will be gifts and incentives for participation.0 

If you have any questions, contact 

Sunday, November 12th, 9am-5pm

FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, 133 Eliot St., Brookline, MA 02467

You're invited to join the movement! Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage, CPR or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU! The FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is taking place on Sunday, November 12th, from 9am-5pm at the Brookline Recreation Center, 133 Eliot St., Brookline. The cost is FREE and includes lunch, snacks and a course book. Registration is required! 

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people, ages 12-18, teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens. 

Download the flyer here! 

Register online here! 

Questions, or for more information, contact  or call 617.284.2647.

 


 

Monday, November 13, 6:00-8:30pm

Connected: The Impact of Social Media on Children’s Friendships and Emotional Lives

Presenter: Elizabeth Englander, Ph.D

Framingham Public Library, Costin Room

49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA
Light dinner will be served.

As parents and caregivers of children and teens, we share a common concern about how social media use will impact our children’s emotional development, their safety and their friendships.

How do we make sure our children have the tools they need to navigate the social media world wisely?

Join Dr. Elizabeth Englander, professor at Bridgewater State University, for a FREE presentation where you will learn practical and concrete ways to help your children foster a healthy life with social media. You will learn how to have the conversations you need to teach your children how to stay safe online and how to maintain positive friendships. You will learn that you don’t need to be a technology expert to be in control of the devices and applications your children use.

Register Now

 

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1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701
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