Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center serves children, adolescents, families and professionals. Marguerite Roberts, MS, NP, and her staff organize and run conferences, workshops and family support programs, and Roberts is on hand to assist families and individuals with their research needs. The Resource Center provides a variety of books, videos and audio CDs through their Behavioral Health Library. The Center is also actively engaged in several collaborative community projects.
Family resource center staff at North Shore Medical Center

Family Rounds

Please join us for our upcoming January talk: "Supporting Children through a Parent's Life Threatening Illness" Cynthia Moore, PhD, Associate Director of Marjorie E. Korff Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program

TBD Winter/Spring 2015 Series
Family Rounds take place every third Thursday of the month
Noon -1:30 p.m. at NSMC Salem Hospital in the Davenport 4 Boardroom. 

Ivette Thomson or call 978 354 2670 to register and learn more.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Patients describe the benefits of this program >>

2014-2015 Introduction to Mindfulness Workshops:

High School & College: 
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Pre-Teens (11-13 YO)post/share flier    register 

Mindfulness for Children aged 8-10. 

This 8 week program is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum for young children.   Our next session will take place in the spring 2015.

2014 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 TBD for Adult Program (Evenings), and Adolescents 8-10 YO (Evenings) Call 978-354-2670 for more information.  

The 2014 stress reduction programs are based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program developed by UMass Medical Center. 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.  After class one 75%, class two 50%, class three 25%, after that NO refund will be given.

Behavioral Health Library

Books for adults
Books for children

Wish List

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:

"School Phobia"
Corey Meyer, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Outpatient Mental Health, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center handouts

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Young Children" Gail Arnold, M.Psych LMHC Preschool Team Coordinator, Clinical Director, Parent Child Trauma Recovery Program, OPMH, MassGeneral for Children at NSMC, National Trainer in Child Parent Psychotherapy handouts

"Cutting", Michael Tsappis, MD, Medical Director of Outpatient Pediatric Psychiatry Services handouts

"Chicken or Egg: Understanding theMental Health and Substance Abuse Connection in Youth"  James Howland, Ed.D., LICSW  handouts