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Connecting With Care


In a neighborhood of crime, poverty and active gang violence, a new collaboration of the public schools, a child mental health agency and a hospital psychiatry department will integrate trauma therapy into school-based services. Up to 80 percent of the cost of additional counseling staff may be covered through third-party reimbursement for individual student therapy sessions. This model also substantially increases the number of fulltime school-based clinicians who work with teachers and parents. Beginning at one middle school, the project plans to expand to 10 schools that have the highest rates of violence and disciplinary incidents reflecting children's stress and untreated mental health problems.

Project Director/Key Contact:

Robert Kilkenny, Ed.D.
Executive Director
105 Cummins Highway
Boston, MA 02131
Phone: (617) 469-0074 Fax: (617) 469-3281

Local Funder(s):
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusettes Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cabot Family Charitable Trust
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mather School
  • Holland School
  • Friends Of Young Achievers
  • Mario Umana Academy
  • The Amelia Peabody Foundation

Grant Recipient: Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention

Grant Amount: $513,762

Grant Period: 7/1/2006 - 12/31/2011

Grant Status: Closed