For Parents and Caregivers
Bradley Hospital is dedicated to patient- and family-centered mental health care. Parents, siblings and other loved ones of our young patients are participants in their care, helping Bradley staff better understand each child’s needs and supporting them during treatment.
Margaret Paccione, PhD, director of clinical innovation for Bradley Hospital, shares advice on how to handle children’s questions and concerns about COVID-19, and provides parent and caregiver supports and strategies for this challenging time.
Comprehensive Family Services
Whether you are considering seeking our help or your child is already a patient, facing a mental health concern is a very stressful and, at times, traumatic experience. We are here to help you understand what your child is experiencing and how we can work to help your son or daughter.
Services We Offer
Services we offer parents include:
- Compassionate one-on-one consultations from our clinical staff
- Emergency and urgent evaluations at our Access Center
- Dedicated family advocacy from our family liaison, who helps families understand and navigate the health care system
- Useful and important suggestions about education programs for your child
- Advice regarding accessing community resources
- Coordination of family support groups
- The Family Advisory Council, which strives to improve understanding and communication between the hospital staff and the family members they serve
Supporting the Community
Bradley Hospital is proud to be a resource for families in need of professional mental health care or who are looking for guidance regarding common emotional and social issues children and adolescents face. Our web site contains a library of articles, fact sheets, and videos that cover the spectrum of conditions and behaviors, ranging from improving communication with your child to managing anger. The Parenting Matters Minute video series, along with many of the educational resources we provide, is authored by staff of Bradley Hospital, a national leader in the treatment and research of child and adolescent mental health.
Throughout the year, Bradley also offers numerous events and conferences open to the public, including our annual Parenting Matters conference and our Speaking of Kids program. Learn more about our events.
Foundations for Infant/Toddler Social Emotional Health and Development: Online Course for Parents and Families
This online Foundations course, offered for free to parents and families by Bradley Hospital, includes 10 computer-based modules that offer insights about a baby’s social emotional health and development, and it highlights the importance of positive early relationship experiences for healthy development.
Let Us Be Your Guide
The Rhode Island Parents' Guide to Children's Mental Health (PDF) is packed with easy-to-read information for parents. The guide was produced in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health and Hasbro, Inc.