We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. We are writing to inform you about an important update regarding our upcoming The Many Faces of Love: A Special Valentine’s Fundraiser, which was scheduled to take place on February 14 at The Foundry. Unfortunately, due to the recent resurgence of flu, cold, and COVID cases, and current weather challenges in our community, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event until the spring.
The safety and well-being of our community members have always been our top priority, and we believe that it is essential to take proactive measures to ensure everyone’s health. We are committed to finding a suitable date that allows us to come together and celebrate while ensuring the health and well-being of everyone involved.
We will keep you updated on any developments regarding the rescheduling of the fundraiser. Please stay tuned to our community announcements via email, social media, and our website for the latest information.
Thank you for your understanding, patience, and ongoing support. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our team, who will be more than happy to assist you.
In the meantime, if you are still interested in making a donation, you can do so by clicking HERE.
Stay safe, stay warm, and let’s continue to take care of one another.
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in partnership with the Massachusetts School Mental Health Consortium (MASMHC), the International Trauma Center (ITC), Boston Children’s Foundation, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is excited to continue offering professional development opportunities designed to improve schools’ and districts’ use of evidence-based practices to support student mental health and well-being. Training sessions will be offered periodically throughout the 23-24 school year. Participants can enroll in one or more training series. All training series are free of charge and will be offered virtually. Linked below are the info sheets for each training opportunity. Two informational sessions have been scheduled to orient teams to the available professional development and to provide a forum for feedback and to answer questions. Please join us at one of the orientations sessions scheduled for October 3 at 11:00 or October 12 at 3:00 and review the 2022-23 PD offerings below:
Below you can find the keynote speech from our Executive Director, Dr. Robert Macy entitled “Reciprocity of Safety & Comfort Through ‘Connection.’” Dr. Macy presented this keynote at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum during the 11th Annual Stephanie Moulton Symposium.
Dicki Johnson Macy, BCF Director and founder of Rainbowdance®, recently was interviewed on the podcast Supporting Child Caregivers. In the interview, Dicki talks about the history of Rainbowdance® and the elements that connect us all, through rhythmicity, vocalization, and shared movement rituals. Enjoy on Spotify or at the Supporting Child Caregivers website!