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Past Events

Next Step Virtual Saturday Session

May 22, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021  Theme: Executive Functioning NEXT STEP: College Success & Independent Living is designed for students, ages 16 - 20, who present with a social language deficit and are serious about attending college after high school. This program is appropriate for young adults with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) / Asperger’s Syndrome, Non-verbal Learning Disorder (NLD), or related learning differences. NEXT STEP: College Success & Independent Living program is to afford students a chance to hone executive functioning, problem-solving, and self-advocacy sk...

Virtual Child Mental Health Forum - Harnessing the Benefits of Family Dinner for Child Mental Health and Family Development

May 5, 2021

Date & Time: May 5, 2021, 10AM - 11:15AM EST Location: Virtually via Zoom. Click here to register.  Harnessing the Benefits of Family Dinner for Child Mental Health and Family Development Anne K. Fishel, PhD Executive Director and Co-Founder,The Family Dinner Project,MGH's Psychiatry Academy;Director, Family and Couples Therapy Program, Massachusetts General Hospital;Associate Professor of Psychology,Harvard Medical School Summary: 25 years of research have shown that family dinners are...

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) Training

April 30, 2021

WHEN: April 30th, 2021 from 9AM to 1PM REGISTER: Click here We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) training on April 30th. Reference the flyer below with all the relevant details and visit Read more

LGBTQ+ Youth in Massachusetts: Are the Kids Really Alright?

April 15, 2021

Date & Time: April 15 from 3PM to 4PM Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about JBCC’s Evidence-Based Policy Institute and our current work focused on improving outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Massachusetts has long been a leader in gender- and sexual-identity equality and inclusion. So why, despite the Commonwealth’s significant social, political and financial investments are LGBTQ+ youth, and LGBTQ+ youth of color in particular, continuing to experience disproportionate negative outcomes including homelessness, substance use, and suicide? What can be don...

Virtual Child Mental Health Forum - Youth Cannabis Use: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?

April 7, 2021

Date & Time: April 7, 2021, 10AM - 11:15AM EST Location: Virtually via Zoom. Click here to register.  Youth Cannabis Use: What Do We Know and What Should We Do? Kevin M. Gray, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,Assistant Provost for Research Advancement,Medical University of South Carolina Summary: While scientific advances have yielded improved understanding of cannabinoid pharmacology and the physiological roles of the endogenous cannabinoid system, adolescents and fam...

Virtual Child Mental Health Forum - The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress, Family Wellbeing, and Parenting Behaviors Related to Neglect and Disciplinary Practices

March 3, 2021

Date & Time: March 3, 2021, 10AM - 11:15AM EST Location: Virtually via Zoom. Click here to register.  The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress, Family Wellbeing, and Parenting Behaviors Related to Neglect and Disciplinary Practices Christian Connell, PhD Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies Associate Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Pennsylvania State University Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has activated an extensive public health r...

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