Past Events

Tuesday, May 9 from 10AM - 11AM
Join us as we explore key findings and recommendations from The Baker Center's new report, Mental Health and Schools: Best Practices to Support Our Students, discuss how to support our students in the "new normal", and explore the important role of schools in addressing children's mental health needs.
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May 6, 2023 at 8:00AM
Put on your capes and get ready to walk so that kids in need can fly! Our inaugural community walk takes place May 6, 2023 at the Charles River Esplanade.
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May 3rd, 2023; 10:00-11:15 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth a great amount of uncertainty and stress, with tremendous effects on the mental health of diverse young people and families. These effects have undoubtedly highlighted the importance of relationships on mental health within families, communities, or societies, depending on one’s background or stage in development. In this presentation, we will examine the varied experiences across various subgroups, explore other significant risk and protective factors from a developmental and relational framework, and to consider next steps in efforts for the assessment and treatment of young people during the pandemic.
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Saturday, April 29th, 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Participants will learn about social opportunities in college, social goal setting, and handling new social experiences as we explore Social Life in College: Adjusting to New Experiences as our theme for the day-long session. We will offer a Parent/Guardian Education Session from 8:30-10:30. A light breakfast will be provided as well as lunch for participants at Northeastern University, the campus we will be experiencing in the afternoon. The day will begin and end at the Baker Center (53 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120) and we will be using public transportation for traveling to and from Northeastern University.
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April 5th, 2023; 10:00-11:15 AM
How do you get people to embrace a new idea or initiative? Most people assume that the best (and perhaps only) way to convince people to embrace change is to heighten the appeal of the idea itself. We instinctively believe that if we add enough value, people will say “yes.” We refer to this habit of the mind as a “Fuel-based mindset.” Fuel is what ignites our desire to change. By focusing on Fuel to enhance attraction, innovators neglect the other half of the equation – the psychological Frictions that oppose change. Frictions create drag on innovation. And though they are rarely considered, overcoming these Frictions is essential for creating change.
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