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The Support Network, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, is pleased to announce its upcoming annual dinner in recognition of the national Children’s Mental Health Week. This year The Support Network will be hosting an internationally known guest speaker, Dr. Ned Hallowell, speaking on the topic “When You Worry about the Child You Love: Emotional and Learning Challenges in Children” based on his book of the same title. Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist, a former instructor at Harvard Medical School, a New York Times best-selling author, a world-renowned speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is also the founder of the Hallowell Centers in Boston, New York, California and Washington. www.drhallowell.com. The dinner brings together parents, caregivers, professionals and community members all who have a vested interest in the social and emotional health of the children in our lives and in our neighborhoods, and highlights the need for more public services for them. “There is significant impact when people come together to show their dedicated concern about children’s healthy emotional development and to demonstrate their united support of each other and the children. We find that bringing parents together who have lived experience creates an alliance and strong advocates for children’s rights” said Carol Lambert, Director of the Support Network. The Support Network directly supports the mission of the Consortium: The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium is a learning organization, committed to creating conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation.
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