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Robert P. Franks, PhD

President's Blog ~ June 2016

June 20, 2016

Summer has arrived! We’ve waited with anticipation for the warm weather, beauty of the outdoors and opportunities to enjoy our families and friends. Children eagerly await the end of the school year and look forward to summer vacation. Summer is finally here. Unfortunately, for many children, mental health challenges don’t take a vacation in the summer months. While children may experience less academic pressure, the increased amount of unstructured time with family can sometimes exacerbate their difficulties. For children with social challenges, summer vacation can present added stress. W...
Robert P Franks PhD

President's Blog ~ April 2016

April 16, 2016

APRIL 2016  As we welcome the arrival of spring, we look forward to new beginnings and the promise of change. Spring brings the end of the school year, anticipation of summer vacations, enjoying the outdoors and reconnecting with our families. However, for many families, the realities of mental health struggles are ever present. Raising a child with special needs or behavioral health challenges can make each day feel difficult and stressful, and at times make optimism and hope feel out of reach. Parents and caregivers need to know that they do not have to struggle alone. Judge Baker Children'...

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