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Child Mind Institute Partners with the New York City Department of Education to Provide A Helpline and Other Critical Supports for School-Based Staff This Fall

August 27, 2020

Webinars, workshops, and other resources are part of the City’s “Bridge to School” initiative focused on the social and emotional well-being of students, teachers, and school staff

NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute announced that it is partnering with the New York City Department of Education to provide a suite of tools for teachers and other school-based staff, including webinars, workshops, videos and print materials to support social-emotional learning in the classroom, as well as a helpline for educators to receive additional guidance and support, as part of the City’s new “Bridge to School” initiative. These efforts are all focused on addressing trauma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and giving communities the resources they need to provide safe, supportive schools.

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New York City Department of Education to Partner with the Child Mind Institute for Bridge To School Initiative

August 26, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced “Bridge to School,” a Citywide initiative for the 2020-21 school year focused on the social and emotional well-being of students and adults in order to create a safe, supportive learning environment that confronts the trauma caused by the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, schools will be equipped to integrate trauma-informed practices into school reopening, and build off of last year’s major expansion of mental health supports in schools.

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The Child Mind Institute Announces 2020 Change Maker Award Honorees

July 16, 2020

Bill Hader, Kenneth Cole, NAMI & Erika’s Lighthouse Recognized

NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute is pleased to announce the honorees for the nonprofit’s 6th annual Change Maker Awards. The awards celebrate people and organizations creating real, meaningful change for children who struggle with mental health and learning disorders. An in-person award ceremony was previously scheduled to take place at Carnegie Hall but has been indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19.

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Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Michael Milham Receives Prestigious Open Science Award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping

June 23, 2020

The Award Recognizes His Leadership in Open Science to Advance Our Understanding of the Human Brain and Mental Health Disorders

NEW YORK, NY – Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD, vice president of research at the Child Mind Institute, has received the Open Science Award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), an international society dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain. The prestigious honor was presented today during a special virtual ceremony as part of OHBM 2020, the organization’s annual meeting.

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The Child Mind Institute Launches Free Parenting Helpline for All NYC Health + Hospitals Employees

May 5, 2020

Program Connects Public Hospital Employees With Child Mind Institute Clinicians to Help Parents Worried About Their Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute, in partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, is launching a free parent helpline for all employees at New York City’s public hospitals on May 11th. The helpline, staffed by the Child Mind Institute’s expert clinicians, will provide these New Yorkers who are giving so much to keep us safe and healthy with advice and support if they have concerns about their children’s mental health during this crisis.

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‘We Thrive Inside’ campaign aims to help kids and families cope

May 1, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the nationwide campaign has taken on new importance during unusually trying times. TODAY shares a first look at “We Thrive Inside,” a star-studded effort to help kids and families cope featuring celebrities such as Missy Franklin, Octavia Spencer and Moby. NBC’s Cynthia McFadden reports.

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The Child Mind Institute Launches CrisisLogger.org, a New Way for Parents, Teachers, Students, Health Workers, Patients, and Others to Document and Share their Feelings During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

Participants receive word clouds that reflect their emotions; their insights can help researchers develop new resources for families

NEW YORK, NY – Parents, teachers, students, health workers, patients, and others now have a platform to document their fears, frustrations, and hopes during the COVID-19 crisis: CrisisLogger.org, a new, interactive website from the Child Mind Institute. Participants in this unique research initiative can use the platform as a diary to document their thoughts and feelings for themselves or allow researchers to analyze their stories with the hope of understanding individual struggles and needs during the crisis and informing future resource development and interventions.

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Academy Award Winner Emma Stone and The Sweat Spot’s Ryan Heffington Danced Together – Apart – to Support the Child Mind Institute’s Clinical Services and COVID-19 Resources for Families

April 26, 2020

New York, NY – On Saturday, April 25, Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone and choreographer Ryan Heffington, owner of the popular Los Angeles dance studio The Sweat Spot, joined forces to support the Child Mind Institute’s essential work providing clinical care and resources for families during the COVID-19 crisis. Stone and Heffington danced and lip synced together on Instagram @thesweatspot as a fundraiser for the national non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

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Morgan Stanley Announces Grant to the Child Mind Institute to Support Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 6, 2020

New York - Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announced a grant to support the Child Mind Institute’s multi-channel COVID-19 response initiative, which will broadly distribute clinical expertise and evidence-based best practices in mental health to bring critical resources to parents and caregivers during this time. The Child Mind Institute is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders, and a founding member of the Morgan Staley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health.

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Child Mind Institute Names Mimi Corcoran as New Executive Director

March 23, 2020

NEW YORK, NY  – The Child Mind Institute today announced that Mimi Corcoran, a respected nonprofit executive and advocate for children, has been named the organization’s new executive director. In this role, she will help shape and guide the organization’s fundraising efforts, partnership strategy, and overall institutional strategy.

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