Tag: mental health

Wayside Opens New Framingham Residence for Boys

This article appeared in the Framingham Patch on Oct. 8, 2021 FRAMINGHAM, MA — Wayside Youth & Family recently celebrated the opening of its newest residence for adolescents with a nine-bed facility for boys between age 12 and 18. Wayside Youth & Family Support Network celebrated the official opening of its first new residential building…
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Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Opens New Program in Charlton 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                 June 15, 2021  Contact: Michelle Hillman                                                                [email protected]                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHARLTON, MA – Wayside Youth & Family Support Network announced today that it opened a new program site in Charlton, Mass. to support local families in need of mental health services for their children.   Wayside Charlton site will provide in-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring, group therapy, virtual…
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One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Learn the Mental Health Impacts of Anti-Asian Racism

Guimel DeCarvalho Vice President of People & Culture Racism and racial abuse have mental health impacts. Take some time to dig deep into the research on this in connection with COVID-19 and anti-Asian racism. Below are articles shared by Judith Gonyea, associate dean at Boston University School of Social Work, to get you started.  Dismantling…
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MetroWest Health Foundation Awards $720,000 in Grants to Address COVID & Health Equity Needs

This article originally appeared in the Framingham Source on Nov. 9, 2020 FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest Health Foundation announced the award of over $720,000 in new grants to area organizations. The bulk of the funds will address immediate needs in response to COVID 19 by providing capacity building support to local public health departments, support…
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Parenting Children With Anxiety During COVID-19

By Dr. Lauren Barry, Director of Clinical Initiatives and Data Analytics It’s been a rough couple of months living through a pandemic, with little indication regarding if and when life will ever go back to “normal.” Explaining what “normal” looks like to children is difficult when there are no real answers. Anxiety in children is…
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How to Stay Safe if You Are Living in an Abusive Home

By Jeanne Ward Director of Trauma Intervention Services, Wayside Milford The state is reopening, and while some people are venturing out of their homes, those living with their abusers may not be able to leave. Virtual counseling is available across the state and rape crisis hotlines are up and running. Call our FREE, confidential hotline…
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Parenting Children With PTSD During COVID-19

By Dr. Lauren Barry, Director of Clinical Initiatives and Data Analytics When most people think of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) they likely picture an adult who has been in combat, a serious accident or experienced violence. Children can also have PTSD either from experiencing trauma directly or witnessing it. Childhood trauma can be from a…
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Weekly Wellness With Sukie

By Guimel DeCarvalho Director of People & Culture and Chief Diversity Officer Earlier this month, we welcomed our new Coordinator of Wellness and Benefits, Sukie Bansal-Roberts, to our People and Culture team. Sukie joined us at the right time as there is no greater need for wellness strategies than now as we all try to…
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Parenting Children With Depression During COVID-19

By Dr. Lauren Barry, Director of Clinical Initiatives and Data Analytics For children who struggle with mental health issues, being at home during COVID-19 normalizes many of the behaviors that are generally warning signs for depression – staying in bed all day, not showering or getting dressed and lack of interest in activities. It’s understandable…
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Parenting Children With ADHD During COVID-19

By Dr. Lauren Barry, Director of Clinical Initiatives and Data Analytics At Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, where I’ve worked as a psychologist for 22 years, over 20 percent of our youth are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Our trained clinicians, parent support specialists and special education teachers work with families to…
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