If you are a parent, an adult who fills a role of caregiver, coach, mentor, teacher, youth volunteer, you’ll want to attend a special event on Thursday, May 25th, at Worcester State University when The Bridge of Central Mass. and the SHINE Initiative host “Teen Talk: Understanding Teenagers, What’s Expected, What’s Not, and How to […]
If you are a parent, an adult who fills a role of caregiver, coach, mentor, teacher, youth volunteer, you'll want to attend a special event on Thursday, May 25th, at Worcester State University when The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc. and the SHINE Initiative host "Teen Talk: Understanding Teenagers, What's Expected, What's Not, and How to Access Mental Health Services and Supports."
Dr. Barent Walsh, senior clinical consultant at The Bridge, will discuss stages of brain development in young people. A panel discussion will follow featuring teens, parents and service providers. The event, which will be held in the WSU Ghosh Science & Technology Center Lecture Hall, is free and begins at 6:00pm with refreshments and a resource fair, followed by the speakers. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
The SHINE Initiative would like to extend its gratitude to Venerini Academy for inviting us to connect with their Kindergarten through 4th grade students. We had a fun day where we talked about emotions, how they feel in our body and mind, and ways to help cope with our feelings when we are mad, sad, worried, or feeling bad! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·
The SHINE Initiative's 5K and Family Fitness and Fun fest that was scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, has been postponed. A new date (September or October) will be announced shortly. We thank everyone who prepared to participate and/or volunteer, and to our sponsors, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our event in early autumn. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·
We are so grateful to Venerini Academy in Worcester for allowing us the opportunity to come in and speak with their 5th-8th graders today about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the importance of mental health and how to practice mental wellness.
We look forward to next week where we can bring the conversation to the elementary level! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago ·