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Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Gene Beresin, M.D., Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Presented virtually via Zoom webinar
Free; donations appreciated

Event recording found here:

Part 2 of two-part mini series answering your questions on Coronavirus and Family Mental Health; participation in Part 1 is not at all necessary. 

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 second 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. 

Dr. Beresin lectures widely on behalf of the Clay Center’s mission to promote and support 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.

This second episode in the mini-series will address the realities of the start of the school year.  

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

In addition to his current roles at The Clay Center and Harvard Medical School, 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, and brought his children and now grandchildren to the Museum.

Learn more about The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds on their website. To offer your support of the important work they do to advance the resilience and emotional well-being of children, teens and young adults everywhere, visit