MSPCC Connection Parents Newsletter




Connecting Parent’s support groups offer parents and caregivers a safe place to find the support, education, and resources necessary to manage the challenges and rewards of raising children with mental health concerns.  Meetings are facilitated by professionals who have personal experience as a caregiver of a child with mental health concerns. These groups are funded by the Department of Mental Health, and are free and open to the public.


Monday Evenings6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Canton Library

Art and Activities Room

786 Washington Street

Canton, MA 02021


Tuesday Mornings10 a.m. – noon

Westwood Library

Conference Room

660 High Street

Westwood, MA 02090


Friday Mornings10 a.m. – noon

Tufts Library

Jones Room

6 Broad Street

Weymouth, MA 02188


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER TOPICSDuring the first hour of the first full week of every month we have an open discussion on a specific topic. This spring’s topics include:


April 6 – April 10:  Typical Thinking of Children and Adolescents

How do your children and teens look at life?  How do they interpret what happens around them or even the consequences of their own behavior? What limits does their thinking have because of their stage of development? How does their thinking influence their emotions and behavior?


May 4 – May 8:  Typical Feelings of Children and Adolescents

What are the typical emotional stages of development for children and teens? How do they learn healthy ways of expressing their emotions? How do their emotions influence their thoughts and behavior?


June 1 – 5:  Typical Behavior of Children and Adolescents

How does a child/teen’s behavior result from the way he/she thinks and feels? What are typical challenging behaviors at various stages of development? At what point do behaviors become those which require intervention?


For more information call Betty Wagner at 617-983-5803 or .