The INTERFACE Referral Service is aware of some service issues with our 888-244-6843 number. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. If you are having trouble reaching us at this number, please contact us at our local number, 617-332-3666, where our team will be happy to help you. We appreciate your patience.

We at the William James College INTERFACE Referral Service are keenly aware of the shortage of mental health providers of color and how racial inequities exist in medical and mental health care. The College’s Black Mental Health Academy, Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health, and other programs and academic offerings are playing a critical role in reversing this trend. We invite you to read a statement from our Black Mental Health Graduate Academy Scholars, and to stand with us as allies to drive change and address systemic racism.

Parenting/Caregiver Advice and Support

Parenting/Caregiver Advice and Support

At INTERFACE Referral Service, we focus on connecting members of our communities with mental health providers. We also value the importance of learning about the mental health conditions that may be affecting your thinking, feeling, behavior, or mood.

Therefore, we have created "Mental Health Topic Pages". The majority of our topic pages will direct you to Network of Care Massachusetts! Network of Care Massachusetts has a library database of over 30,000 fact sheets and articles. Topics on behavioral health issues are written by leading experts and organizations in their fields.

PARENTING

Raising a child can be both challenging and rewarding. It can be easy to know where to turn when your child has a cold or an infection. But it can be hard to know how to talk to your child, how to teach your child healthy eating habits, and how to help your child deal with stress. Watching your child grow and learn is the reward for good parenting. Our topics can give you information to help your child be safe, healthy, and happy.

Source: Network of Care Massachusetts

 

To learn more, visit these Network of Care Resources:

Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress

Active Listening

Effective Parenting: Discipline

 

Additional Guides from the INTERFACE Referral Service:

What Should Parents Expect of Their Pediatrician when They Are Worried about a Child's Emotional Health?

Medication and Children

Tips for Parents of Teens