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Wediko Children’s Services appoints Michael Pearis as Executive Director

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Wediko Children’s Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pearis as the new Executive Director beginning January 17, 2018. Michael joins Wediko from the Home for Little Wanderers, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, acting as senior advisor to the President and responsible for the financial, facility, and IT functions... Read more

Passion for Charity Drives Kate Patton Regal

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When Kate Patton Regal joined Wediko in 1995 as a direct care counselor, she had no idea that she would dedicate her professional career to children’s mental health. As a therapist and clinical social worker, Kate is committed to the children, families, and schools who partner with Wediko. Through these years, Kate has also been... Read more

Estimating the cost of mental health treatment

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A Guide on Using CBD Oil for Mental Health IssuesOne of the most significant barriers to accessing mental health treatment for children is cost. Our Executive Director, Amy C. Sousa, Ph.D., offers direction for community engagement in family economic policy. In her article, “The Cost of Disability Advocacy: Adjusting the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Children with Disabilities,”... Read more

The Cost of Care Matters to Families

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One of the most significant barriers to accessing mental health treatment for children is cost. Cost is more than just service delivery fees (which can be extraordinary), but includes the expenses of travel, childcare for siblings, and time away from work. These financial burdens are considerable for most families and can be debilitating for low-income... Read more

Resistant parents or “Warrior heroes?” New research helps schools and counselors understand family reactions

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Amy C. Sousa, Ph.D. Wediko Children’s Services is proud to highlight the accomplishments of our Executive Director, Dr. Amy C. Sousa, for her recent publication in Disability Studies Quarterly. Her article, “Crying Doesn’t Work: Emotion and Parental Involvement of Working Class Mothers Raising Children with Developmental Disabilities,” analyzes in-depth interviews with low-income mothers, raising children with significant... Read more

Family therapy is essential for effective adolescent resident treatment

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In her article "Bridging the Distance, a Clinical Phase Model of Family Therapy," recently published by the Journal of Contemporary Social Services, Johanna Creswell Baez focuses on the relationship between the Wediko School and the families of our students. For families considering Wediko, it's important to understand how integrating the family into the treatment program... Read more

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