Free Jacks Partners with Doc Wayne for Suicide Prevention Week

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week in the US (Sep 5 – 11), Boston Massachusetts’ first Professional Rugby team, The New England Free Jacks, partnered with Stay in the Game Network member Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc to leverage sports therapy to support youth and coaches.

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Doc Wayne Shared Mental Health Tips on Mental Health & Self-Care

Taking steps to prevent and/or address mental health challenges is imperative and can benefit all aspects of one’s life. Today, Stay in the Game Network Member Doc Wayne is sharing some tips that can help us take care of our mental health and wellbeing.

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Katherine Grover joins Doc Wayne Youth Services Inc. as board member.

Katharine Grover, director in the Northeast Health Industries Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, was appointed to the board of Doc Wayne Youth Services.

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Pandemic Significantly Affected Mental Health of Teen Girls, Study Shows

A new study found that the mental health of teen girls may have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Re-Envisioning School-Based Counseling: Sports-Based Group Therapy for Elementary School Students Exposed to Trauma

Sage Journals: Journal of Education

“This work was funded by the Sudbury Foundation who has provided [Doc Wayne] support for years. The research was completed in collaboration with Boston University’s Wheelock School of Education. Many thanks to all of our team members, currently here and those who have transitioned on, who assisted with data collection, and those who provided quality clinical services. We’re hopeful that this article will be seen as a contribution of innovation and youth-centered work to the field of school-based mental health services. The vast amount of [Doc Wayne’s] prior published research was on work with youth in residential treatment.” – Rebekah Roulier, LMHC

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Boston NBC, Telemundo Stations Award $315,000 in ‘Project Innovation’ Grants to 6 Local Nonprofits

The Boston NBC and Telemundo stations awarded a combined $315,000 to six local organizations.

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NBCUniversal awards $3.475 Million Dollars in Grants to 100 Non-Profits

Funds will be used by grantees to help them lead changes across our communities. Doc Wayne has been awarded $100,000 from NBC Universal.

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Mindfulness Programs Boost Children’s Mental Health, Study Finds

Adults have long appreciated the mental health benefits of mindfulness. A recently published study in the International Journal of Spa and Wellness has demonstrated that there are positive impacts for children aged 9-12 too when teachers deliver school-based mindfulness interventions. Maggie Yuan, ED.D., LMHC, is the Program Director for Doc Wayne and shares her thoughts.

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There is no vaccine for mental health. It takes a village

In the April Issue of The Provider: The Newspaper of the Provider’s Council, Rebekah Roulier, LMHC, shares the reality, hope, and work to be done on the mental health front amidst “the unrelenting pandemic and economic, political and racial strife of the past year…” in Viewpoints from Across the State.

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Maldonian speaks about Experience with Doc Wayne Youth Services

Beth Caronna of Malden [Massachusetts], was recently hired as a Champions Network™ Facilitator at Doc Wayne Youth Services after interning and attending[as a client] there.

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Young People’s Mental Health Must Be Addressed

[David Cohen, CEO shares] how mental health (for all ages) has been an escalating crisis in the United States for years, with no substantial plan to address it. Mental health should be given the same priority as physical health; it shouldn’t be a line item on a list of questions asked at annual physicals or by a school nurse.

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A Shot at Therapy W/ Maggie Yuan

Boston-based nonprofit uses sports — now online — to address stress and mental health issues for young people. Maggie Yuan, ED.D., LMHC is the Program Director for Doc Wayne and oversees the clinical team and delivery of clinical programming, and develops and maintains relationships with external program partners.

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Reimagining Therapy Through Sport W/ Rebekah Roulie‪r‬

Rebekah Roulier, nonprofit executive leader and licensed mental health clinician focused on driving innovation in the mental health and youth sport communities, speaks with host Chris Meek about the relationship between sport and mental health.

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Weymouth Resident Joins Doc Wayne Youth Services

WEYMOUTH, MA — A Weymouth resident has joined Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit that uses sport-based therapy to help at-risk youth, as a Facilitator for the organization’s Champions Network training platform.

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Arlingtonian joins Boston sports-therapy nonprofit

Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to strengthen at-risk youth, announces it has added 12 team members in varying roles to address the increasing demand for its services in the light of the pandemic as well as political and racial strife.

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Weymouth resident joins Doc Wayne Youth Services

Doc Wayne Youth Services recently announced Natasha Goss, of Weymouth, joined the team as a facilitator for the Champions Network.

As a facilitator, Goss will conduct trainings on various topics and support the Network.

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Soccer and social justice reunite childhood friends

In 1984, two 12-year-old boys – one Black, one White – met on a Connecticut soccer field, and decades later they have been reunited through soccer and social justice. David Cohen grew up in the upscale side of Hartford while Dushawne Simpson lived in the tough side of the city. Despite their differences, they developed a deep respect for one another through the game of soccer. They both have had lifelong soccer journeys and have kept tabs on one another over the years through social media.

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MetroWest and Boston therapy nonprofit adapts amid pandemic

The Pena family of South Boston shares how Doc Wayne has helped them over the last several years, even more during the pandemic. And, new board member Dushawne Simpson, a Black, professional athlete brings additional perspective and helps instill in the kids that “we are all one, and there is no better way to do that than a team – through sports.”

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If mental health was made a priority years ago, we wouldn’t be where we are today

The Boston Business Journal features perspective from Doc Wayne’s Deputy Director Rebekah Roulier, LMHC, in this op-ed about the urgent need for additional mental health services.

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Movers & Shakers for December 7, 2020

Dr. SADÉ CALLWOOD of Douglas has been named to the board of Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit combining sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

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News, Notes, and Nods: Undergraduates

Former Babson men’s soccer player David Cohen ‘95 has been involved in sports-based youth development since 2008. Today, he’s the CEO of Doc Wayne Youth Services, an award-winning Boston nonprofit that focuses on the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of at-risk youth.

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Sade’s Board appointment

Dr. Sade Callwood recently joined the Board of Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth. (page 45)

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Movers and Shakers For Nov. 15

A Medway resident has been named a “Campaign Champion” by the Foundation for MetroWest, the only community foundation serving the MetroWest region of Greater Boston.

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Simpson delighted to give back with Doc Wayne group

Pingree girls soccer coach Dushawne Simpson doesn’t just share a nickname — Doc — with Doc Wayne Youth Services. He shares a vision for helping the youth of America through sports.

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Douglas resident named to Boston nonprofit board

Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, has announce that Dr. Sadé Callwood of Douglas has recently joined its board.

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Beverly resident named new board member at Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne,”) a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, announced that Beverly resident Dushawne “Doc” Simpson has recently joined its board.

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Dr. Sade Callwood Appointed to Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. Board

Dr. Sadé Callwood has joined the board of Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

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How to Help Young Athletes with Mental Health During COVID-19

It’s tough for sports kids during the COVID-19 crisis. Either they aren’t playing sports at all–or if they are, they’re worried about their sports being canceled due to COVID-19.

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Natick Olympic Athlete Talks About Mental Health During Pandemic

Hockey goalie Molly Schaus recently offered advice to young people on how to cope with the stress of being under quarantine.

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Anxiety in a time of isolation – youth services COO inspired by the words of Kevin Love

During an April 1 interview with The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, Love said those conditions have intensified in the wake of COVID-19. The situation also reminded Love of something President Barack Obama once shared with him. “It’s the isolation and loneliness that’s devastating at this time,” Love recounted to his host. “It’s important for people to know it’s normal to feel this way.”

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David Cohen & Ethan Zohn

Perhaps, there is no better time than the present to bring this story to you – the story of two local men whose outreach of their helping hands has touched a combined 2 million-plus lives. Through the work of their respective non-profit organizations and their respective health battles waged, these survivors have come face-to-face with their individual mortality. What all of this has yielded to is their indomitable fighting spirit that has them talking…

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Doc Wayne uses Sport to Help Students

Sports have the power to change lives. Doc Wayne, a Boston-based non-profit organization, re-imagines group therapy through the lens of sport to help thousands of students each year.

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5 for Good: Doc Wayne offers sports-based therapy to hundreds of area kids

Boston-based nonprofit focuses on children coping with trauma, mental health struggles.

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Fox Sports: Power of Sports

Doc Wayne is a Boston non-profit that is reimagining mental and behavioral therapy by fusing sport and clinical psychology to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

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