The Child Mind Institute’s Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) provides families and caretakers with evidence-based, practical strategies for effective behavior management. Families will be able to learn behavioral management skills and how to apply them consistently and effectively. Skills include using positive behavioral supports, developing individualized behavior plans and delivering appropriate consequences for misbehavior.

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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies One-Day Virtual Session

Friday, June 12, 2020

Child Mind Institute

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages 3 to 12 with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

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Managing Disruptive Behavior

Summer Program

Monday, July 6, 2020

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Churchill School and Center

The Child Mind Institute Summer Program is a four-week summer treatment program for children ages 5 through 10 who have ADHD or who need help with behavioral, learning and social issues. Children participating in the program will benefit from a higher level of support and expertise from their counselors as they work on goals including:

  • Developing and maintaining positive peer relationships
  • Improving emotional awareness and regulation
  • Maintaining academic progress
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Selective Mutism

Brave Buddies Virtual 5-Day Program

Monday, August 3, 2020

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

BraveBuddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages 3 to 12 with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

Virtual Program runs: 5-day program in August 2020: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7
Parent training is a crucial part of Brave Buddies and runs from 9:30 to 11:00am daily.

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School

College Readiness Program

Monday, August 3, 2020

11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Child Mind Institute

The College Readiness Program, offered through the Mood Disorders Center, is for students who are entering or enrolled in college and need help managing new social and emotional challenges. Strengthening emotion regulation and problem-solving skills can help students handle stress and make effective decisions for a positive college experience.

Date: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm

This program is appropriate for those who need support:

  • Managing the stressors and emotions that emerge during college
  • Managing interpersonal relationships
  • Completing assignments
  • Developing effective time management skills
  • Managing distractions such as screen time and substance use
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