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Natchaug Hospital’s Professional Development Seminar Series:

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About Natchaug Hospital’s Professional Development Seminar Series

Natchaug Hospital is pleased to continue its annual series of seminars on behavioral health topics relevant to professionals working with school-age children. Led by experienced professionals, the seminars are held at UConn's Dodd Center in Storrs, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London and other Eastern Connecticut locations.

Due to space limitations and preparation of materials, registration is required. Sign-in and snacks will begin 30 minutes prior to seminar. (Allow time to walk from parking areas to the lecture hall.)

The seminars are co-sponsored by UConn’s Neag School of Education and School of Allied Health. CEU certificates will be available. (To ensure eligibility for educational CEU’s, please include your school or organization and a daytime phone number when you contact us.)

To register and/or add your name to our mailing list, fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Relations Office at 860-456-1311, x260.

Support Groups

        Autism Support Group

Support Group for Child and Families living with PDD
This FREE monthly meeting provides support and education to parents and families raising children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders. This group will connect parents with similar concerns, help families understand the needs of children with PDD, develop strategies to parent and educate children with PDD, support family members who live with a child with PDD, and support children identified as having PDD.
Effective Parenting CoursesSupport groups meet on the third Wednesday of each month
at the Main Hospital in Mansfield, Center, CT

5:30 – 6:30 PM
September 18, 2013
October 16, 2013
November 20, 2013
December 18, 2013
January 15, 2014
February 12, 2014

Parents, siblings, children with PDD and other family members are welcome to attend. Please register in advance so we can order enough pizza.

Click here for more information regarding this support group, including registration information


Parenting Courses

Positive Parenting Courses:

Parenting Children & Teens
2013-2014 SCHEDULE
Free five-week courses held in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. The courses, which are taught by a licenses clinical social worker, allows parents to discuss challenges and learn effective methods of communication and discipline. This course teaches positive reinforcement consistent with the evidence-based techniques explained by Alan E. Kazdin, Ph. D. in his book, "The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Chlild". It also includes information consistent with the principles of Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, "Triple P-Positive Parenting Program" and other parenting curricula.
Effective Parenting CoursesMondays
6:00 – 8:00 PM
 September 23rd - October 28th, 2013
November 18th - December 16th, 2013
January 27th - March 3rd, 2014
March 10th - April 7th, 2014
April 21st - May 19th, 2014

Single parents, grandparents, foster parents and other caregivers are welcomed. Couples are encouraged to attend together.

Click here for more information regarding these courses, including registration information



Natchaug Hospital will be participating in the following screenings

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Fundraising Events

Natchaug Hospital will be participating in the following fundraising events

ECSU Foundation Fundraising Luncheon
To benefit Natchaug Hospital's education programs

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
12-1:30 p.m.
Betty Tipton Room, ECSU Student Center
Willimantic, CT

The ECSU Foundation will be hosting its seventh annual luncheon to benefit Natchaug Hospital's education programs.

This year, proceeds from the event will fund Joshua Center Northeast's Supervised Employment Education (S.E.E.) program which prepares students with emotional disorders for successful transitions to employment and independent living.

Keynote speakers for the event include Joshua Center Northeast principal David Heg and Jill Exley Durand, owner of Brooklyn Hardware, a business participating in the S.E.E. program.

The event requires a minimum donation of $100 to attend. For more information, please contact e-mail Sherry or call at (860) 465-5910.

Natchaug Hospital is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by charitable contributions