Sudbury Lincoln CRANE

Sudbury Lincoln CRANE Newsletter December 5

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

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Sudbury Lincoln CRANE Newsletter
December 5


As the weather continues to get colder and families are spending more time indoors, it is important for parents and guardians to keep their children active and practice healthy habits.

To help your child begin practicing healthy habits at a young age, be a role model and make healthy choices of your own. The American Heart Association recommends the following tips to get started:

For more information and resources, visit the AHA website or the Alliance for a Healthier Generation website.

To help keep your children active and encourage healthy habits, there are several local recreational resources for parents and guardians to consider, including the Sudbury Family NetworkThrive Support & Advocacy, the Sudbury Park and Recreation Department,  and the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, which offer programs year-round.

To learn more about Sudbury Public Schools Wellness programs, individuals can visit the District website to view the School Wellness Policy. Additionally, community members are encouraged to contact the District Wellness Coordinator to learn about the School Wellness Advisory Committee activities and other ways you can be involved in supporting healthy habits within the Sudbury learning community.

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Open Invitation: Regulating Our Brains and Bodies for Learning
Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. @ Milestones

“My Hero Brother” Movie Screening
Sunday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. @ West Newton Cinema

Parent/Professional Advocacy League Statewide
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. @ Plymouth Church in Framingham

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).

Do you appreciate CRANE’s services? If you do, then we need your help!

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!