CMHC has partnered with the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health (MassAIMH) and the MA Department of Mental Health to create an infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) newsletter.
The first issue is out this week and will go out every other month.
CMHC recognizes that May is often a month of graduation celebrations. In this unprecedented time, we applaud all students and families coming together in creative ways to celebrate the pursuit of goals!
Nearly half of the teenagers surveyed say that they are lonelier than usual, and they fear that they are losing ground academically or in their extracurricular activities. Our first instinct may well be to try to sweep away our teenagers’ worries with brooms of reassurance, coach them on how to “stay positive” and encourage them to use this strange timeout from their regular lives to be as productive as possible. But there’s another route we could take that might serve our teenagers better in the long run.
Young children are more likely than any other age group to miss getting counted in the census, partly because they are most likely to live in poverty. In the 2010 Census, an estimated 2.2 million children went uncounted — the equivalent of missing every child in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine, combined. Even before the pandemic, advocates feared that the numbers might be even higher this year.