The following organizations generously contributed to the Children’s Emotional HealthLink Training Program. Without their support, the training program and this web site could not exist.
The John W. Alden Trust
The Alden Trust provides grant support to organizations providing care to or administering the needs of children who are blind, developmentally disabled, or who are either mentally or physically ill, and to organizations engaged in research directed toward the prevention of diseases and disabilities particularly affecting children.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), a comprehensive medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, is a member of the Partners HealthCare Network. Founded in 1881, Newton-Wellesley Hospital is strongly committed to the care children in all areas of health, including their emotional development. We are especially indebted to Michael Jellinek, MD, Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s former President and Chief of the Child Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, for his unflagging support of Children’s Emotional HealthLink. In July 2012, Dr. Jellinek stepped down as NWH President to focus on his responsibilities as Chief of Clinical Affairs at Partners HealthCare System.
The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation
The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation supports the efforts of organizations working to stimulate education, research, and direct care in the mental health field, with special emphasis on benefiting those individuals unable to afford proper mental health care and for whom appropriate intervention can produce positive change.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
The mission of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation is to perpetuate the tradition of the caring doctor by emphasizing the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient. The Gold Foundation aims to help physicians-in-training become doctors who combine the skills of cutting edge medical science and technology with the skills of communication, empathy, and compassion.
Project INTERFACE (Newton Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Education)
Project INTERFACE, is an initiative to improve the integration of mental health services within school systems and their greater community. The primary goal of Project INTERFACE is to enhance, improve, or develop collaborative efforts between school-based mental health services and community mental health systems and services.
The Locke Educational Fund
The Allen W. Locke, MD Award is given annually to a Newton-Wellesley Hospital physician who exemplifies compassionate and personal care. Dr. Howard S. King was the recipient of The Locke Award on May 7, 2004. The Locke family also provided a generous grant to help Children’s Emotional HealthLink achieve its educational goals.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) works to improve the quality of life for adults with serious and persistent mental illness, and for children with serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbance. Funds from Massachusetts DMH were made possible through the support of Elizabeth Childs, MD, Commissioner and Joan Mikula, Assistant Commissioner, Child and Adolescent Services.
The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center The Schwartz Center seeks to strengthen the relationship between patients and caregivers through education, training and support, and public education. The Center supports initiatives that promise both immediate and long-term improvements to the patient-caregiver relationship.
Aetna Foundation, Inc.
The Aetna Foundation supports programs and organizations that can have a real impact on solving social and healthcare problems and by providing support that encourages other donors to contribute to the programs. Their aim is to help improve the health of children and adults and to make the healthcare system more equitable and effective.
We are also grateful for the very generous support of The Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation and its trustees, Nancy and Robert Anthony.
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I would like to thank the following for their generous support, without whom this web site and training program would not exist: The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, The Alden Trust, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Project INTERFACE (Newton Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Education), the Locke Educational Fund at Newton- Wellesley Hospital, Aetna Health Plan, the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, and the families of my medical practice.
I hope you find this site useful and encourage any comments.
- Dr. Howard King, M.D.