Community Resources for Students and Families 

 Referrals           

A listing of local treatment centers, professionals, and community resources can be found by clicking here.



Announcements          

Bulletins and Announcements are listed here and updated regularly.
  • The Brien Center's Youth Advisory Group will be meeting on the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30. For more information please click here
  • The ROOTS Teen Center in North Adams will be providing free meals on a first come/first serve basis. For information on this program please click here.  For general information about ROOTS please click here.
  • The Support Network will have meetings of it's Pittsfield Parent Support Group on the first Thursday of every month. Please click here for more information. For more information on The Support Network please view their brochure here.
  • Arts in Recovery for Youths will be hosting programs for youths 13 years and up who struggle with suicidal thoughts or behaviors, or have attempted suicide. Programs will take place in Pittsfield, North Adams, and Great Barrington. For more information please click here.
  • The Brien Center's Fall Newsletter can be viewed here.
  • Please click here for information on HIP (Healthy Incentives Program).

 Resources          

InfoAboutKids.org - An ongoing collaboration of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families. Their goal is to promote healthy child and family development by highlighting science-based information for those who care for, or work with, children. Their site, updated quarterly, links to other well-established, trustworthy websites for parents, other caregivers, and professionals.


The Coalition to Support Grieving Students launched a new website at www.grievingstudents.org
in an effort to reach grieving students in classrooms across the nation. The new site features an innovative multimedia resource designed to empower educators and school professionals in their efforts to support grieving students. NASP is a founding member of the coalition and a partner on this initiative.


Depression Resource List for Teens


Virtual Gateway Screening Service This Screening Service is a quick and easy way for people who live in Massachusetts to find out if they might be able to get: Help getting health care or health insurance; help paying for child care; help getting food; earned income tax credit; help with other needs.


Jennifer Michaels, M.D.: Talking to youth about drugs, alcohol


                Contact 
Ms. Erin Egan
                                                           Health & Wellness Coordinator
Email: erin.egan@bartcharter.org
Phone: (413) 743-7311 ext 730

                Welcome

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

As BART’s school counselor, I receive many e-mails and notifications about what’s going on in the larger community and throughout Berkshire County. I also get requests for referrals to outside mental-health providers and agencies supporting health and wellness. This site will serve as a resource for families, allowing us to share notifications and information supplied to BART.

Please use this site as a bulletin board. While we will post information that may be of use to our community, please be aware that we are not affiliated with these agencies, and that you will need to contact them directly about services they provide. There are also links to sites that cover topics such as grief resources, youth substance abuse, and more.

If you ever have questions about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number listed above.

Sincerely,

Erin Egan

Health & Wellness Coordinator
BART Charter Public School