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A Day Tue Give

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Giving Tuesday (TODAY!) follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday and kicks off the giving season. Meeting children's mental health needs takes a community effort. Together we make a difference! Make it a #GivingTuesday! WAYS TO PARTICIPATE Secret Snowman Help make the holidays brighter when you sponsor an at-risk student (8-13) in Wediko's MassSTART program. Checkout... Read more

Achieving Complete Presence: Wediko’s Mission of Mindfulness

Posted in: Blog, Residential Treatment Center  |  By:  | 

On December 1st, 2014, twelve Wediko staff members sat around a large conference room table. For 60 seconds, no one spoke. The only sounds heard were deep, intentional breaths and the occasional squeak of a chair. These staff members, clinicians from various departments at Wediko Children’s Services, were engaged in a training entitled “Bringing Mindfulness to... Read more

Coping with loss: A student’s perspective on the benefits of grief counseling

Posted in: Blog, Grief and Loss  |  By:  | 
Sierra Perez Moore

Grief looks different for every person, regardless of age, but children and adolescents may have an especially difficult time coping with loss and putting these complex emotions into words. To support this year's Children's Grief Awareness Day, Wediko has joined the cause to shed light on how loss impacts students we work with. To facilitate the... Read more

Wediko Directors present at 19th annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Posted in: News & Events  |  By:  | 

Wediko had the opportunity to present at the 19th annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in Pittsburgh, PA this past September.   The presentation was a cross-collaboration with Directors from Wediko’s Boston School-Based Services, Wediko NY, and Home-Based Solutions.  Directors shared Wediko’s expertise on home and school collaboration, presenting on Wediko’s continuum of services. At the... Read more

A PBIS approach to parenting the adopted child

Posted in: Blog, Family Support  |  By:  | 

"You don't get what you expect, you get what you create." - Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience As a foster or adoptive parent, you were asked to take a series of classes on child development, trauma, grief, and other related topics to demonstrate your readiness to accept a new child into... Read more

Wediko Takes a Stand: Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Posted in: Blog, Grief and Loss  |  By:  | 
Children's Grief Awareness Day

Many who have experienced, or have seen others experience, the grieving process find themselves at a loss for words when asked to describe their emotional response. Since the concept is so abstract but the feelings are so tangible and real, many find it difficult to fully understand what they’re going through, let alone support someone... Read more

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