Sudbury Lincoln CRANE

Sudbury Lincoln CRANE Newsletter December 19

Sudbury Lincoln CRANE, Inc.
390 Lincoln Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Sudbury Lincoln CRANE Newsletter
December 19


Life for children and teenagers can seem much more carefree than the life of an adult. However, many children and young adults can feel sources of stress including school work and their social life. These stressors can feel overwhelming, especially to a child who doesn’t understand how to manage or cope with stress.

According to the 2016 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, the percentage of Sudbury middle school students who reported feeling that life was very stressful in the past 30 days has increased over the last two surveys, from 12-13 percent in 2006 to 16 percent in 2016. Stress related to school issues was most common, reported by 44 percent of youth, followed by stress related to social issues at 19 percent, and stress related to appearance issues at 18 percent.

Additionally, survey results revealed that the number of students at Lincoln Sudbury High School who reported feeling that life is very stressful in the past 30 days has increased from 38 percent in 2014 to 41 percent in 2016. Of those students, 75 percent reported school issues as being a source of stress, followed by 36 reporting social issues, and 31 percent appearance issues as causes of stress.

Among school issues, 76 percent of high school students reported that getting good grades was a source of school-related stress, 69 percent reported that the ability to finish school work and study enough and 38 percent said pressure from parents/guardians to do well in school.

To help your child develop healthy ways to deal with stress, Sudbury Lincoln CRANE would like to pass along some tips from

While be able to help your child deal with stress is important, it is also important for parents and guardians to watch out for signs that their children are too busy. Over-scheduled kids may:

For more information about stress management, visit or the CRANE website.


NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a 6 week education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional and behavioral issues. NAMI Basics is taught by understanding teachers who are parents or caregivers of children with similar issues. Taking NAMI Basics will give you the tools you will need to help you make the best decisions possible for the care of your child. You will learn communication tips, how to problem-solve and the skills to help you cope with the emotional impact of caring for your challenging child. You will find out about the IEP process, insurance, benefits, diagnoses and treatment.

The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours. Classes may be offered weekly for six consecutive weeks, or may be offered twice per week for three weeks to accommodate hectic schedules. All instruction materials are FREE to participants.

Please contact the teacher listed to get details. Preregistration is required since space is limited. If you’re interested in taking a class, and none are available in your area, please contact Director of Family Programs, Ilya Cherkasov at 617-580-8541.

Interested in becoming a NAMI Basics teacher? Please contact Ilya Cherkasov at 617-580-8541.

Schedule of Classes:



William James College INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health and wellness referral line available to families in the Sudbury and Lincoln Communities as well as Boston families with children in the Sudbury and Lincoln schools. This free and confidential service is available to residents of all ages in member towns.

Callers will be asked to describe their need and provide insurance, appointment time and location preferences. INTERFACE staff will then use their extensive database to find a licensed therapist or provider match with the appropriate specialization. They are able to make referrals in the Sudbury, Lincoln and Boston areas. INTERFACE is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 888-244-6843 (toll free).

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Our services are completely free, but they are not cost free. Please consider a donation to support CRANE. Donations of any size are helpful and very much appreciated!