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Winter 2021
Bradley Hospital 2021 Annual Meeting

Celebrating 2021 Accomplishments and Looking Ahead to 2022, Annual Meeting Held Virtually

On October 21, the Bradley Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees forwent the much anticipated in-person gathering for their Annual Meeting for the second year in a row. With the ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns around in-person events, in the words of Foundation Chair Larry Sadwin, “It was the right thing to do.” The evening—held live via Zoom webinar—was no less celebratory in its review of the Hospital’s and Foundation Board’s accomplishments over the previous year and was punctuated by the very moving remarks of a Bradley patient.

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Dowling Courtyard

Courtyard Transformation Complete Thanks to Dowling Family

Summer 2021 offered a bright spot in a challenging 20 months at Bradley Hospital, and it was made brighter by the opening of the beautiful new Dowling Courtyard for the inpatient units.  

The transformation of this secure play space has been nothing short of remarkable. A pleasing, colorful, and softer surface has replaced what had previously been referred to as a “dustbowl” or a “mudbowl,” depending on the weather.

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Bravo Bradley 2022 - Save the date

Save the Date for 2022 Bravo Bradley

Ocean State Job Lot has once again joined Bravo Bradley as title sponsor of this important event. More information coming soon as our co-chairs Kelly and Bernie Lambrese are working hard to create a fabulous Bravo Bradley: Together Brighter Futures are Possible.

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Mindcast Podcast

Bradley Hospital Launches Podcast Series
Focused on Children’s Mental Health

Bradley Hospital strengthens its position as a national leader in children’s mental healthcare with the December 6, 2021 launch of its new podcast series called Mindcast: Healthy Mind, Healthy Child. It is the only podcast produced by a children’s psychiatric hospital in the United States to focus on children’s mental health. Each Mindcast episode explores relevant trends and topics through an informative and entertaining format and features a member of Bradley Hospital’s respected staff.

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Healing Arts Calendar

2022 Healing Arts Calendar is Now Available!
They Make Great Gifts for the Holidays!

With a donation of $25 or more, you will receive a FREE gift of a beautiful 2022 Bradley Hospital art therapy calendar. The calendar includes artwork from talented patients across the various Bradley Hospital in-patient and partial hospitalization programs.

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Papitto grant

Lifespan to Expand Workforce Programs for BIPOC with
Papitto Opportunity Connection Support

In order to ensure that Lifespan’s workforce reflects the diversity of the community it serves, Lifespan is expanding its suite of professional development programs and adding new career pathways for BIPOC individuals. Through support from the Papitto Opportunity Connection (POC), Lifespan will hire more than 1,000 BIPOC individuals over the next four years.

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Understanding Gender Identity

Understanding Gender Identity

Our understanding of gender is rapidly evolving. The subject of gender identity is more common these days and, for many, it has become challenging to keep up with a lot of recommendations and the terms being used. What is clear is that children struggling with gender identity need our support and understanding.

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Planned Giving

ADHD research

Brain Based Treatment for ADHD

Exciting research is currently underway at Bradley Hospital to develop new, brain-based treatments for pediatric psychiatric disorders, including those that affect working memory, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “While we know that ADHD is a brain-based disorder, many treatment options still focus on improving subjective symptoms and behaviors,” says Brian Kavanaugh, PsyD, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Bradley Hospital.

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Read the Latest Issue of The Bradley Bulletin

In this issue, read about the gratitude of the Raposa family and their desire to pay it forward; new research currently taking place on brain-based treatments for ADHD by Brian Kavanaugh, PsyD; and highlight on The Bradley Center for adolescents dealing with mental or behavioral health disorders, or substance use. We hope you enjoy this issue.

Bradley Bulletin Fall 2021
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