When to Worry and What to Do: Utilizing Virtual Care Resources to Support Student Mental Health

How can school-based mental health professionals partner with virtual telehealth providers to support the acute mental health needs of our students?

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Molly Hedrick, PhD

New England Lead, Bradley REACH

Molly Hedrick, PhD is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Alpert Medical School of Brown University with more than 10 years of experience at both the in-person and virtual adolescent partial programs at Bradley Hospital, where she leads family, individual and group therapies. She currently works as the Team Lead for the REACH New England Virtual Adolescent Partial Program.

Gary Regan, LICSW

Clinical Director, Bradley REACH

Gary Regan, LICSW is a clinical social worker who during his 25-plus years at Bradley Hospital has worked in multiple settings across the continuum. He has extensive experience working with children and families, and currently serves as the Clinical Director for the Adolescent Partial Program (APHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Programs at Bradley Hospital, which are therapeutic day and evening programs that work with teenagers struggling with depression, anxiety, school refusal, ADHD, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviors, co-occurring disorders, and other mental health issues.

Stacy Swasey, LICSW

Program Manager, Cartwheel

Stacy Swasey, LICSW is a bilingual Spanish/English clinical social worker and a program manager at Cartwheel. Before joining Cartwheel, Stacy worked in the Boston Public Schools for over 11 years. Her last position was at Boston Arts Academy (BAA), a pilot high school for the performing and visual arts, where she held positions of School Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, Family Engagement Coordinator, and most recently Associate Dean of Health and Wellness.

Juliana Chen, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Cartwheel Care

Dr. Chen is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and has spent over 15 years working with students and families in the Boston area, including at Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chen is passionate about promoting resiliency and overall wellness in children, and her clinical skills and experience span many contexts, including school- and family-based interventions and supporting families with diverse cultural backgrounds. Dr. Chen is on faculty at Harvard Medical School, a previous SAMHSA Minority Fellow, and a current Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

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