Family Resource Center
Family Resource Center programs
Winter/Spring 2013 Series
Family Rounds are held every third Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at NSMC Salem Hospital, Davenport 4 Boardroom. Email Ivette Thomson or call 978 354 2670 to register and learn more.
May 16, 2013--
"Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Needs Children and their The Movement of Imperfection".
Gina Gallagher & Patricia Konjoian, authors, speak about the frustrations, stigmas, joys and challenges they face as parents of children with disabilities (one with Asperger's syndrome and the other with Bipolar disorder). This refreshingly frank presentation, based on their book by the same name has participants laughing out loud and celebrating the joys, gifts and milestones of special children. Registration is required.
2013 Stress Reduction Clinic Programs
The 2013 stress reduction programs are based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program developed by UMass Medical Center. MBSR has been successfully taught for 30 years.
Mindfulness for Children aged 8-10. September 26-November 14. This 8 week program is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum for young children. We are accepting registrations now for limited space in a class of 12. Please post/share flier.
Mindfulness for HS Teens aged 14-17. September 25-November 13. This 8 week program is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum for High School Adolescents. We are accepting registrations now for limited space in a class of 20. Please post/share flier.
2013 Maintain Your Practice Stress Reduction Clinic Sessions - Guided Yoga & Meditation. Previous HS student participants NO CHARGE. Practices open to all, no previous experience necessary. Please post/share flier.
Spring enrollment now open for adult program (evenings), teen program/highschool students (evenings) and adolescents 8-10 years old (evenings) Call 978-354-2670 for more information.
Tuition for Mindfulness programs will be refunded only if notice of withdrawal is received 7 days prior to the session start date; refund will be minus a $25 cancellation fee No refund given if the withdrawal is less than 7 days prior to start date.
Books for adults
Books for children
We have created a Wish List of the books we are most interested in obtaining for our Behavioral Health Library. If you are interested in purchasing and donating one of the books on the list, please let us know!
In case you missed it:
January 17, 2013 "If I Could Snap Out of It, Don't You Think I Would" A Nine Month Plan of Smashing Your Depression" Cathy Goldstein Mullin, LICSW, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center
December 20, 2012 "Mindfulness for Young Children: Playful Practices to Promote Health and Happiness" Jefferson Prince, MD., Director of Child Psychiatry, Mass General for Children at NSMC and Marguerite Roberts, M.S., N.P., Director Family Resource Center, MassGeneral for Children at NSMC