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Exploring the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Mindy Todd, the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands hosts this episode focusing on the social and emotional aspects of learning.

Schools are seeing a significant increase in the number of children with social and emotional challenges, often manifesting in disruptive behavior. Think:Kids is a program developed at the Department of Psychiatry at Mass General Hospital to train parents and educators to work cooperatively with children to solve behavior issues. On The Point, we talk with one of the architects of the Think Kids program, and adjustment counselors at local school districts who have initiated the training.

Here is a list of the guests on this program:

  • Dr. J. Stuart Ablon is director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
  • Jacqueline Lane is Executive Director of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for Cape Cod and the Islands.
  • Melissa Maguire is the Director of Student Services for Monomoy Regional School District.
  • Gina Hurley is the Executive Director of Social Emotional Learning and Student Services at Barnstable Public Schools.


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