MSW Internship Program Resources
The MSW Internship program remains committed to supporting the social emotional and mental health needs of students and families across our districts during this unprecedented time. Many of our interns remain in their host settings reaching out to students, families and school staff to offer support and to provide resources. We would like to share some of our favorite resources with you and feel strongly that while we are being asked socially distance, we must remain socially connected. If we can help you navigate any of these resources, we are available to help.
Together we will succeed.
Beth A. Litchfield, LICSW
Mental Health Resources
- National Alliance on Mental Illness has a comprehensive resource guide dedicated to COVID-19: www.nami.org
- South Shore Coalition of Independent Therapists is a resource that provides access to licensed mental health professionals in private practice on the South Shore of MA & Cape Cod: www.SSCIT.org
- The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) manages behavioral health care for MassHealth Members statewide: www.masspartnership.com
- The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders: www.childmind.org
- A resource dedicated to offering education and support around anxiety: www.heysigmund.com
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: www.nctsn.org
- Massachusetts Department of Mental Health: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-mental-health
Community Supports and Resources
MA Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Regional office contact information
Mass 2-1-1 is an information and referral line that provides free, confidential information to individuals and families seeking child and elder care, emergency food and shelter, substance abuse treatment, and educational and vocational assistance. If you need help with any if these services, just dial 2-1-1 from any phone in Massachusetts to speak with a friendly information and referral specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Translation services are available in more than 140 languages.
Family Resource Centers
Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age.
South Shore Health
www.southshorehealth.org click patient resources, next click community resource directory. A comprehensive community resource guide that allows you to search by topic and zip code.
Mass Dept of Public Health
To learn about all aspects of the Massachusetts COVID-19 response.
Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.
South Shore Women’s Resource Center
A community-based domestic violence program that has been assisting victims of domestic violence and their families. Services are free and confidential Phone: 508-746-2664 Monday-Friday during business hours
24-hour Hotline: 888-746-2664
Health Imperatives is a non-profit community based agency that provides vital health and human services to nearly 30,000 families and individuals each year from communities stretching from Quincy to Nantucket. 24-Hour Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline at 508-588-8255 or toll free at 888-293-7273
The Dougy Center, The National Center for grieving children and families.
National Alliance for Grieving Children. The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.