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Collaborating in the Field: Doubling Down on Education About the Co-Response Model

Collaborating in the Field: Doubling Down on Education About the Co-Response Model

In one way or another, Sarah E. Abbott, PhD, Director of the Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health, has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and the community at large. Her first exposure to work in America (after earning her BA at home, in England) came via recruitment by a nonprofit agency in central Massachusetts where Abbott spent several nights each week in a residential group home for individuals ages 18-25 with a mental health condition. While there, she witnessed first-hand the challenges associated when police responded to calls—which didn’t always go well.

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Leaders to Convene at William James College Forum on September 20 to Develop Solutions to Opioid Crisis

NEWTON (Sept. 5, 2018) – William James College, a leader in educating the next generation of mental health professionals, today announced it will convene a public forum on Sept. 20 focused on novel treatments and early intervention programs aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic that continues to devastate...

William James College Hires Andre Ravenelle

Ravenelle, superintendent of Fitchburg Public Schools, has been named Executive Director of Teachers21, a William James College organization

William James College Names Fitchburg Schools Superintendent Andre Ravenelle Executive Director of Teachers21

Newton, MA – Andre Ravenelle, superintendent of Fitchburg Public Schools, has been named the new Executive Director of Teachers21, a William James College organization that offers customized professional development for academic leaders.

Ravenelle, ex-Fitchburg schools superintendent, takes job with Teachers21

Read more about Andre’s new role and what it means for Teachers21 and William James College in the Sentinel & Enterprise

Addressing mental health issues critical to boosting academic success

This article from Education Dive details how William James College and Teachers21 are working to implement built-in mental health treatment in schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Agreement allows internships in Institute of Neurosciences

During President Nick Covino's trip to Ecuador, a partnership was signed with La Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil. They manage four major hospitals, including El Instituto de Neurociencias

JP’s Husband & Wife Reverends Receive Honorary Degrees from William James College

During the 2018 Commencement, we awarded honorary degrees to Jamaica Plain residents, Rev. Drs. Ray Hammond and Gloria White-Hammond for their dedication to improving the lives of at-risk youth. “The work of Reverend Drs. Ray Hammond and Gloria White-Hammond is truly admirable,” said Dr. Nicholas...

School Psychologists: In a class of their own

Arlene Silva, chair of our School Psychology Department, explains in this piece from New England Psychologist how increased awareness of the potential for crisis has impacted the way school psychologists are trained.

William James College acquires Teachers21: Aims to make schools a better place for students

by Phyllis Hanlon, New England Psychologist

Red flag bill: Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signs "extreme risk" gun bill

Dr. Robert Kinscherff, professor at William James College and chairman of the American Psychological Association's task force on gun violence and prevention, explains why this is "a win".

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