BRYT News & Events

This is the Time to Lead with Mental Health and Equity in Mind

In partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation and based on BRYT’s experience supporting leaders and educators during the pandemic, this report details why the pivot in favor of school mental health grounded in equity is critical to the future health and success of all students, educators, and families, and includes practical guidance for school and district leaders about how to conceptualize and do the transformational work needed to promote resiliency and build equitable support systems now.

The BRYT Family Engagement team offers FREE weekly family support groups where families can give and receive support in navigating mental health conditions within the family during this time. There is a BIPOC support group as well as a Spanish-speaking group. See the support groups flyer for more info!

Past Events

  • BRYT Team Members presented at the National Association for Social Work – Massachusetts Conference in October, 2020
    • Keynote: School Social Work Under Pandemic Conditions: Navigating Our Roles
    • Workshop: Mental Health and Equity in the 2020-21 School Year:  Digging Deeper
  • In partnership with Amherst Regional Public Schools, BRYT Team Members Courtney Tucker and Sarah Rigney presented a Coffee Hour Chat, in which they discussed mental health in the pandemic and winter season, and how to manage challenges of mood regulation in the midst of stress and uncertainty. View Here.
  • The BRYT Team is leading a 10-hour Webinar Series over the course of the 2020-21 School Year through Massachusetts Partnership for Youth titled: Working through the 2020-21 School Year with Mental Health and Equity in Mind. Sessions: October 14, December 9, February 10, April 14, and April 28. Register for the remaining sessions here.
  • BRYT Family Engagement team hosted a panel of experts in Massachusetts Crisis Services to answer any and all questions families had about accessing and navigating services during this time. See the recording here.
  • BRYT was a presenter at the 25th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in October 2020.

Recent News

School Counselors Try To Keep Students Connected To Mental Health Services

WBUR
March 24, 2020

Are Districts the Nation’s Adolescent Mental Health Care Providers? (Report)

EAB white paper
February 2020

Students often struggle after a mental health crisis. Can this support system help?

PBS NewsHour/Hechinger Report
February 6, 2020

Behind the Scenes: BRYT Program

Register Forum, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
March 29, 2019

Brookline Center for Community Mental Health supports returning students

Brookline TAB
August 25, 2018

Program eases return of Bourne students from medical leave

Cape Cod Times
September 24, 2017

Leaving no kid behind: the need for more child psychiatrists

WBUR Cognoscenti
June 13, 2017

A BRYT idea for recovering Dover-Sherborn students

Wicked Local Sherborn
Jan 17, 2017

Swampscott High School cuts ribbon on new programs

Wicked Local Swampscott
October 11, 2016

Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition Program,

a Powerful Mental Health Resource for ARHS Students

The Graphic, Amherst Regional High School
June 9, 2016

Schools confront students’ rising mental health toll

Boston Globe (front page)
May 17, 2016

A National Growth Plan Rooted in One State’s Success

Stanford Social Innovation Review
January 12, 2015

BRYT honored with American Psychiatric Association Gold Achievement Award

American Psychiatric Association
October 30th, 2014

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