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Spring 2020   
Coping with Coronavirus

Coping with Coronavirus: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

by Margaret R. Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD

Our world has changed drastically from what we knew as “normal.” The Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID19 in short form, has created a new normal for many of us these days. We all feel the impact of the pandemic, but for parents and caregivers it can be even more difficult.

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Covid support treats

A Community that Continues to Go Above and Beyond

When the going gets tough, the tough… will always appreciate the kindness and support of those around them. And at Bradley Hospital, so much of that support has come in the form of delicious meals and snacks. As our exhausted staff continues to treat the children in our care through layers of personal protective equipment and while coping with unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety, we could not be more thankful to the many friends who have stepped up with edible rewards.

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Coloring Book

Coronavirus Coloring Book

Rizzo the Raccoon to the Rescue! Rizzo, the main character of our interactive coloring book, takes kids through emotions they may be feeling and some strategies to deal with their worries. Kids can read the pages, color them at their leisure and refer back to them when feeling uncertain. Available in English and Spanish. To learn more  about the coronavirus and calming kids worries click here.

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Bravo Bradley 2020

An Important Announcement About Bravo Bradley 2020

After much discussion and thoughtful consideration, Bradley Hospital has made the decision to postpone this year’s Bravo Bradley gala to Friday, August 28, 2020. Please save the date and check back regularly for updates on this website, including information on the online auction.

The evening’s fund-a-need will support Healing Arts which provides creative and therapeutic activities that improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of patients. For more information, please contact Jessica Foley at 401-432-1201 or jfoley5@lifespan.org.


Bradley Hospital's Free the Future

Enjoy Bradley Hospital's Spring 2020 Free the Future

It takes extraordinary people to create a special place of healing, and never has that been more evident at Bradley Hospital than during the current health crisis. We hope you enjoy this Spring edition of Free the Future, featuring just a few of our amazing – and wholly dedicated – staff members.

At this difficult time for so many, please consider making a gift to the Emergency Preparedness Fund at Bradley to help our teams address the unprecedented, pressing needs our community currently faces with children’s behavioral health.

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Kids Link RI

Kids’ Link RI™ is a hotline for children in emotional crisis based at Bradley Hospital. The call center is staffed by clinicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children suffering from behavioral problems or psychiatric illness. 1-855-KID-LINK (1-855-543-5465). With support from the Rhode Island Foundation, the call-center capacity has been expanded during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Read the latest issue of
The Bradley Bulletin

When it comes to supporting Bradley Hospital, lawyers Richard and Amy Beretta are always on the case. The two met in law school back in 1986. As Amy jokes, “It was fate that we both decided to attend Northeastern University Law School at the same time . . . and the rest, as they say, is history.” That history has included building successful careers and a loving family.

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Bradley Bulletin 2020

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How The CARES Act Impacts Charitable Giving

This recently passed law includes several provisions to encourage charitable giving including: A new deduction for donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a cash gift to qualified charities like Bradley Hospital, you will be allowed to deduct up to $300 to potentially reduce your tax liability.

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