Calendar of Events

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Throughout the year, PPAL will host exciting events throughout the state. Look in our Calendar of Events to find topical speakers, local authors and other fun events to attend and enjoy.

Featured Event

He Wanted the Moon

Discussion with acclaimed memorist Mimi Baird, author of “He Wanted the Moon

When – September 22, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Where – The Nonprofit Center, Boston

Ms. Baird’s father was a mid-century doctor whose own “unvarnished account” of his descent into madness is recounted by his daughter’s attempt to piece his life together and make sense of her own.

Join us for breakfast and conversation
Visit the event registration

 

Upcoming 2016 Events

He Wanted the Moon

Discussion with acclaimed memorist Mimi Baird, author of “He Wanted the Moon

When – September 22, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Where – The Nonprofit Center, Boston

Ms. Baird’s father was a mid-century doctor whose own “unvarnished account” of his descent into madness is recounted by his daughter’s attempt to piece his life together and make sense of her own.

Join us for breakfast and conversation
Visit the event registration

Youth Move

Youth Move Rock n Shock

When – October
Where – Worcester

Adoption Journeys

Adoption Journeys

When – November 3, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Where – Family Resource Center, Hyannis

The Explosive Child

A Conversation with Ross Greene, Ph.D.

When – December 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where – TBD

Author Ross Greene is a clinical child psychologist and the author of the books “The Explosive Child” and “Lost at School.”

 

Past 2016 Events

Joan Mikula

A Conversation with DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula

When – January 12, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where – Plymouth Church Conference Room, Framingham
Open only to Family Members, Family Partners, Family Support Specialists, and others in Family Support Roles.

This will be your opportunity to share the insights and ideas you have formed based on your direct experience in working with families.

NEADS

National Education for Assistance Dog Services

When – March 29, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where – Chicopee Public Library
449 Front St, Chicopee, MA 01013
RSVP: Training@ppal.net

Learn what service dogs are capable of and the many ways they help kids and adults. Meet a service dog and a therapist who uses the dog as part of his practice.

Witness to the Dark

“Witness to the Dark: My Daughter’s Troubled Times.
A Comedy of Emotions”

When – March 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where – Bellingham Public Library
A Frank Talk on Mental Health

Bob and Patricia Larsted talk about Patricia’s battle with anxiety, depression, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and schizoaffective disorders.

Perspectives

Mental Health and Cultural Perspectives

When – April 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where – Children’s Friend and Family Services, Lynn, MA

Joy Richmond-Smith from Children’s Friend and Family Services

Chrisa Hickey

PPAL’s 6th Annual Conference and Celebration

When – May 27, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where – Best Western, Marlborough

Join parents and professionals to hear from Chrisa Hickey, author of the blog The Mind Storm, and attend a variety of workshops.

Nina Cerviatti

Yoga & Mindfulness for Mental Health

When – June 20, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where – Worcester Public Library
Join Nina for this interactive workshop and learn how slowing down and taking a deep breath can improve your mental health and overall well being! All experience levels are welcome.
See the flyer

family

An Interactive Workshop on Children’s Mental Health in the Asian Community

When – July 22, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where – Tufts Medical Center, Boston

Witness to the Dark

“Witness to the Dark: My Daughter’s Troubled Times.
A Comedy of Emotions”

When – August 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where – Springfield Public Library

A Frank Talk on Mental Health
Bob and Patricia Larsted talk about Patricia’s battle with anxiety, depression, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and schizoaffective disorders.