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A two-part mini-series answering your questions on Coronavirus and Family Mental Health
Discovery Museum is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to hear from Dr. Gene Beresin, Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on the topics that matter most to you. The first in a two-episode mini-series focused on Coronavirus and Family Mental Health, this event will be moderated by Discovery Museum CEO, Neil Gordon, and respond directly to questions and concerns submitted in advance by our community.
Please share your thoughts and concerns via this survey – questions will be consolidated and curated in advance of the presentation—and join us to hear Dr. Beresin’s sage advice.
Dr. Beresin lectures widely on behalf of the Clay Center’s dedication to promoting and supporting the mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being of children, teens, and young adults. The Center is experienced in supporting families with both neurotypical and neurodiverse children. This presentation is suitable for parents, grandparents, educators, and anyone with concern about the short- and long-term impact of Coronavirus on our communities’ children and families.
The second episode in this mini-series will take place on October 7 and address the realities of the start of the school year. Please register separately for each event; the opening of registration for the October event will be announced in August.
About Dr. Beresin
As a clinician and educator with 40 years of experience in working with youth, Dr. Beresin has focused on prevention, early intervention and treatment of teens and young adults. He has been a keynote speaker at local and international conferences, and is often called upon by media to weigh in on issues relevant to this vulnerable population and the unique impact of societal issues.
Dr. Beresin has consulted on a variety of television shows, including ER, Law and Order SVU, and the Emmy Award-winning HBO children’s specials Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales (2000), Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 (2003), and Classical Baby (2005). He was also co-producer of a section of the Parent Resource Center for ABCNews.com.
In addition to his current role at The Clay Center, Dr. Beresin also directs the Elizabeth Thatcher Acampora Endowment, an outreach program to meet the needs of underserved youth and families in three community settings. From 2016-2018, he served as Senior Advisor for Mental Health and Wellness for Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). He has also won a number of local and national teaching awards, including the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and National Institute of Mental Health Vestermark Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Dr. Beresin has been a resident of Acton since 1983.