Our Programs and Services
- Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic
- Consultation to Pediatrics and the Emergency Dept.
- Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program
- Fall Parent Education Group
In the outpatient clinic, we treat patients from preschool age through adolescence for a variety of issues. Our staff in the clinic includes seven child psychiatrists, one child psychologist, and one social worker.
Treatment in the clinic begins with a thorough evaluation, including a detailed review of your child’s medical and psychiatric history. Often, the clinician assessing your child will request your permission to speak with important people in your child’s life. They may talk with their pediatrician, a teacher or a therapist to help develop a more complete understanding of your child’s difficulties.
After the initial evaluation, recommendations for an initial treatment plan will be discussed with you and your child. This plan will be tailored to your child’s specific needs and may include additional medical or psychological testing, referrals to group or individual therapy, and work with school services. While some children benefit from a short-term consultation with our staff, those who require ongoing psychiatric care can continue to receive treatment in the clinic for as long as necessary.
|Consultation to Pediatrics and the Emergency Department
Our clinicians provide specialized mental health evaluation, treatment and support to pediatric patients who have been admitted to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for a medical condition. We also complete crisis evaluations for children and adolescents who present to the Newton-Wellesley Emergency Department for a psychiatric emergency.
|Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program
The Pappas PACT Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides guidance for parents faced with the challenge of raising children while undergoing cancer treatment. This program - run in the Vernon Cancer Center - helps parents who are concerned about the impact that their diagnosis and treatment will have on their children. For more information, visit the program’s website at www.nwh.org/pact.
Fall Parent Education Group
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Newton-Wellesley offers a variety of wellness center and childbirth education classes throughout the year. Learn CPR, practice yoga, prepare a sibling for a new child in the family, and more.
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