The SHINE Initiative is thrilled to announce it has recently been awarded grants from Fallon Health ($4000) and the Saint-Gobain Employee Community Impact Fund ($2000) to support the development of Mental Health Youth Advisory teams at local and regional high schools. Already student teams have been formed at Leominster High School and Monty Tech, and […]
SHINE Initiative is proud to sponsor a presentation on Tuesday, November 3rd from 6pm to 8pm on “Parenting Teens: When Is It Time to Seek Help” by Barent Walsh, Ph.D. This discussion will cover matters such as what is a normal adolescent behavior verses what is a concerning behavior, what to do when you identify concerning behaviors, and how to seek help if these behaviors indicate a more serious problem. Barent Walsh, Ph.D., has been a therapist with teens for 40 years and is an internationally recognized expert on self-harm behaviors.
This presentation will be held at the Perkins Janeway Education Center, 975 Main Street, Lancaster, MA and is free and open to the public. While it is free, we ask that you register be e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-365-7376 during regular business hours (8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday,) as seating is limited.
The SHINE Initiative would like to thank our partners at the Perkins School for organizing this special event. ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking forward to presenting at a workshop at tomorrow's Wellness Summit hosted and coordinated by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. More than 350 teachers, coaches, athletic directors and other school personnel from dozens of Massachusetts schools and school systems are expected to attend the summit at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Westborough. The SHINE Initiative will be co-presenting with Adolescent Wellness and LEAD on "Promoting Mental Health" through creating healthier classroom and learning environments. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago ·
Thank you to the clinicians, family partners, and case managers at YOU Inc. in Worcester for welcoming The SHINE Initiative to their large group meeting yesterday so they might learn more about our mission and of the partnerships and relationships we've formed with many schools, colleges, youth organizations and other healthcare providers.
We hope that what we were able to impart through our experiences with young people will only strengthen the wonderful work YOU Inc. performs on behalf of young people and families throughout Central Massachusetts. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago ·
Congratulations to the honorees at the SHINE Initiative's October 15th celebration: Community Hero recipient LEAD (Let's Empower Advocate & Do) - a group of current students and recent graduates from Leominster High School for their devotion to the mental wellness and education, and Hall of Fame inductees Seder & Chandler LLC of Worcester and Orchard Hills Athletic Club of Lancaster. We are proud to call them all "friends." ... See MoreSee Less
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