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The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Grants Awarded to Children's Friend, Inc.

Grants Awarded to Children's Friend, Inc.$44,768
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (2006)$44,768
Year:2006Amount: $44,768
Title:Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
Grant Type: Activation Fund
Children's Friend aims to establish a full outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, including teen groups, parent groups, individual therapy, telephone consultation and clinical team meetings, in response to growing numbers of adolescents at risk for self-injury or suicide.  Foundation fund grants will be used for start-up expenses to send clinical staff for formal training in DBT, ongoing consultation with the residential DBT program at The Bridge and for the purchase of resource materials and evaluation tools.  Funds for this program have also been secured from the Stoddard Charitable Trust.

Project Director:  Johanna Sagarin, Ph.D., Children's Friend, Inc. 
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