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Top 10 tips for reducing barriers for mental health treatment

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If you ask the children and families in Wediko's residential treatment center, therapeutic summer camp, school-based services or outpatient groups, they can tell you the importance of mental health treatment. However, the sad reality is many families encounter far too many burdens on their path to necessary care. Some are able to help themselves with... 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

Second summers help turn emerging professionals into experts in quality, clinical care

Posted in: Blog, Therapeutic Summer Program, Working at Wediko  |  By:  | 

Jessica Luddy, LICSW As preparation for Summer 2016 picks up steam, I’ve been thinking a lot about my first Wediko summer (which was almost six years ago!), and the person and professional I was then compared to now. Staff alumni of Wediko's therapeutic summer camp describe their first experience in many ways. The description almost... Read more

Giving Tuesday: Why giving as a millennial is important

Posted in: Blog, Giving  |  By:  | 

Even with student loan debt weighing us down, we can still make a difference! Since I graduated college in 2014, I haven't felt like I can donate money. I just havent had enough money - I was trying to look for a job, I was trying to find the best credit card for beginners with no... Read more

Building the Fence: Parents, Families Work with Wediko to Foster Growth

Posted in: Blog, Family Support  |  By:  | 

Yesterday my daughter asked me what has to be the hardest question a child can ask a parent. “Why didn’t you save me?” Thankfully, in this case, she was only talking about the sidewalk that reached up and grabbed her scooter, sending her over the handlebars to the sidewalk below. While traumatic, she will heal and hardly... Read more

Grief counseling group addresses ambiguous loss, with emotional and academic benefits for students

Posted in: Blog, Grief and Loss  |  By:  | 
Wediko New York Programs staff gather for grief and loss training

Clinicians from Wediko School-Based Services (in Boston) and Wediko New York Programs have been collaborating to further an initiative to better support students' needs regarding grief and loss. Wediko’s Living with Loss grief counseling program supports students coping with the devastating effects of loss that, according to Program Manager Kate Tetuan, LICSW, comes in a variety... Read more

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