Brainwaves
Spring 2021
Bravo Bradley 2021

Mark Your Calendar for Bravo Bradley 2021

Gala chairs Tricia and Tim O’Neil together with the Bravo Bradley committee are looking ahead to brighter days – for kids and for all of us – in 2021. While we recognize the possibility that Bravo Bradley may look a little different in 2021, we are committed to hosting a memorable event and to ensuring that this critical source of support for children and families remains uninterrupted.

Special thanks to our very first Title Sponsor, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation, as well as Presenting Sponsors, David & Susan Brown and Tricia S. O’Neil, Financial Advisor, Descendants Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. In addition, we are deeply grateful to our Platinum Sponsor, Amica Insurance, and our Gold Sponsors, Betty and Joe Brito, Jr., Carol A. Peterson, and Gilda and David Piccoli, II and Cox Business.

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Karen Lynch

CVS Health Charity Classic Supports the Healing Arts

The CVS Health Charity Classic has nurtured a foundation of gratitude and giving for southern New England through generosity to local nonprofits. With golf at its heart, the yearly event has raised millions for local service organizations over more than two decades. But in 2020, COVID-19 kept players off the fairway so crowds could stay safe at home. Fortunately, sponsors and supporters of the CVS Health Charity Classic keep the spirit of giving in play, and what 2020 lacked in golf, it gained in generosity.

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New Chief Psychologist Named at Bradley Hospital

Christine Low, PhD, became chief psychologist at Bradley Hospital on January 1.

Dr. Low has dedicated her career to treating young children with significant psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental disorders, and to advancing clinical research in those areas.

Christine Low PhD
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Bradley Conference

Parenting Matters Spring 2021 Conference
Will Take Place Virtually

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital for children, presents its 30th Parenting Matters Conference on Saturday, March 20, 2021. This half-day event offers parents, childcare providers, social workers and teachers a unique opportunity to learn from top child development and behavior professionals in a casual setting.

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ADHD

ADHD Symptoms, Facts and Treatment

By Justin J. Schleifer, MD

The number of children in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is astounding. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that number to be 6.1 million as of 2016. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in children.

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Read the Latest Issue of The Bradley Bulletin

In this issue, read about the Landi family’s story of support; how telehealth is advancing access to care; and the effects of social media on teens who are at risk of attempting suicide. We hope you will take some time to read it, as well as visit our full 2020 Honor Roll listing.

Bradley Bulletin Winter 2021
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SafeQuest

SafeQuest Offers Opportunity to Treat More Patients

All levels of treatment at Bradley Hospital are in their highest demand in history, with waiting lists that are maxing out. With the need for hospital services continuing to grow, Bradley’s afterschool intensive outpatient program, known as SafeQuest, has increased its capacity and specialty areas to help serve more families, sooner.

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BALANCE  Program

Recruiting for New Mood and Weight Group Program (BALANCE)

The aim of BALANCE (Breathe, Act, Learn About Nutrition, Control, Exercise) is to help young people and their families learn how thinking and feeling can affect everyday behaviors, and how movement and nutrition affect overall well-being.

BALANCE provides cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness activities, and healthy lifestyle education for adolescents as well as support and guidance for parents or guardians.

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Coping with Coronavirus: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our COVID-19 behavioral health supports, we have created a series of parent and family educational handouts. These downloads are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole. Written by Bradley clinicians, these COVID-19 resources include many topics to help children during the pandemic.


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