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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.

March

Thursday, March 2, from 6:00- 7:30pm 

Bullying and Peer Conflicts

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This new group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Register Here

Monday, March 6, 10am-11:30am

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702

A support group for parents/guardians who are looking for support and information for their child's behavior, emotions and/or mental health challenges. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207. 

Monday, March 6, 10:30a-12:00p

431 River St., Waltham, MA

The Monday Morning Parent Support Groups for parents/guardians who are looking for resources and information for their child's behavior, emotions and/or mental health challenges. 

For more information, please RSVP to  or call 781.966.5644

Monday, March 13, 9am- 3:30pm

Success Fest II - Register Here!

Quinsigamond Community College, 670 W. Boylston St., Worcester, MA

"Successfest" a free conference for young adults, adult allies, youth providers, parents and community partners to learn tips and tricks for being successful. 

Sponsored by: Wayside Youth & Family, Parent Professional Advocacy League, MA Department of Mental Health and Quinsigamond Community College

Successfest-2017

Thursday, March 16, from 6:00- 7:30pm 

Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child When Other Family is Less Accepting

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This new group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Reigster Here

Thursday, March 16, 5:30-6:30pm 

PhotoVoice Reception

Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA
 

Monday, March 20, 10am-11:30am

Keeping Kids Safe in the Cyber World

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702

Presented by the Middlesex Partnership for Youth, Inc., this workshop is geared for parents and reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through use of the internet, social media and smart phones. It is important for parents to be aware of the popular apps, social media sites and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyber bullying, sexting and revealing identifying information to strangers. 

To RSVP, please contact   or call 508.469.3207.

Monday, March 20, 6:00p-7:30pm

431 River St., Waltham, MA 

The Evening Parent Support Groups are for parents/guardians of a youth/young adult facing behavioral, mental and/or emotional health issues. Information and resources will be provided. 

For more information, please contact  or call 781.966.5644

Monday, March 20, 6:00p-7:30pm

LGBTQ+ Workshop Part II, Kian Xie: A man with Lived Transgender Experience, Certified Health Coach

Kian will focus part II of this workshop using his own personal experience to support parents and caregivers. Kian welcomes attendees to ask him any question they have about him and his experience as a bisexual man with transgender experience. Kian also invites attendees to share their personal family-specific situations and have an interactive experience. Attendance at part I is not a requirement for joining part II! FREE pizza and bottled water!

Kian Ze will spend time visiting the LGBTQ+ youth group that is being held separately on the same date and time. To register your child to attend that group, please contact  or by calling 781.966.5648. 

Wednesday, March 22, 7-8:30pm

ScreenAgers: Growing up in the Digital Age

McDevitt Middle School, 75 Church St., Waltham, MA

You're invited to a special screening of ScreenAgers: Growing up in the Digital Age. This event is FREE, but seating is limited. There will be a youth-led panel discussion following the movie. Shown with Spanish subtitles. 

Register Here!

Thursday, March 23, 7-8:30pm

ScreenAgers: Growing up in the Digital Age

Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown, MA

You're invited to a screening of the movie ScreenAgers: Growing up in the Digital Age being held at Watertown Free Public Library. This event is FREE, but seating is limited. There will be a youth-led discussion following the movie. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

Register Here!

Monday, March 27, 10:30a-12:00pm

431 River St., Waltham, MA 02453

The Monday Morning Parent Support Group is geared towards parents/guardians who have a youth/young adult dealing with behavioral, emotional and/or mental health challenges, and the group will provide information and resources. 

For more information, please contact  or call 781.966.5644.

Wednesday, March 29, 6pm-7:30pm

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702

Parent's Transitional Age Support Group is for parents/guardians who have youth/young adults, ages 16-24. Support will be given around your youth's/ young adult's behavior, emotions, or mental health challenges. 

For more information, contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Tuesday, March 28, 6pm-7:30pm

Sibling Club Registration Night

The Wayside Parent/ Peer Partnership is pleased to offer a FREE group for siblings (ages 6-12 y.o.) of children/ adolescents with mental health challenges. This group is supporter and funded by the Department of Mental Health. This support group will allow siblings of children with mental health issues to "kick back," relax and have some fun with other siblings who are experiencing similar life situations. The group will meet on specific weeknights and will eat pizza, share stories, play games, do arts and crafts and laugh together. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for set of 6 Sibling Club Meetings: Tuesdays in Spring (4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/6) from 5-8pm. 

For more information, or to RSVP for Registration Night (mandatory), contact  or call 508.469.3207.

Thursday, March 30, from 6:00- 7:30pm 

Coping With a Youth's Self-Harm

88 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA

This new group for parents of LGBTQ+ youth/ young adults. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone that welcomes learning from and sharing your experiences with others. No previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ lingo required. Bring all of the questions you're too nervous to ask your child. Each group will be led by an experienced team consisting of a Family Partner and at least one licensed Wayside clinician. 

Questions? Contact  or call 508.469.3237

Reigster Here

April

Saturday, April 8, 10:30am- 11:30am

Immigration: Know Your Rights

A presentation by Political Asylum/ Immigration Representation Project (PAIR), which will cover up-to-date information about the current state of affairs, understanding your rights if you come in contact with ICE or other authorities, as well as a Q&A opportunity. This even is FREE and OPEN to the public. Childcare is available for youth ages 3+

Materials available in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Download the English flyer here.

Download the Spanish flyer here.

Download the Portuguese flyer here. 

For more information, please call Wayside Waltham at 781.891.0555.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Sexual Assault Awareness 4K Run/Walk

90 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581

All ages event! Advance tickets: $5 Adults, $3 WHS students, FREE for children under 10 y.o. Featuring: Travelin' Bones Food Truck, Say Cheese! Food Truck, The Dogfather Food Truck and 8:15 Entertainment. 

Register Here!

This event is sponsored by Wayside Youth & Family Support Network in collaboration with Westborough High School to benefit Survivors of Sexual Assault.

Also featuring: The White Ribbon Campaign. Calling all gentlemen! Attend our event, and take the opportunity to make the pledge to end violence against women. Learn more about this global initiative. Here!
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