Break Free from Depression Train the Trainer

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Fall Training Schedule 2014

September 29, 2014


Boston Children’s Hospital

in Waltham

9 Hope Ave

Waltham, MA 02453

November 7, 2014


Boston Children’s Hospital

in Peabody

    10 Centennial Drive

    Peabody, MA 01960

Webinar Series


October 20     3:30-5:30

October 27     3:30-5:00

November 3   3:30-5:00

In addition to our local live workshops, we are also excited to  offer a webinar series for those that cannot attend our trainings in Massachusetts. The series will be held on three consecutive Monday afternoons and participants will have to attend all three sessions to receive a copy of the curriculum. 

Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships holds several trainings each year that are designed to introduce participants to the Break Free from Depression curriculum and be trained on how to facilitate it in their school setting. Participants will also learn about adolescent depression and suicide as a public health concern and how to identify warning signs in their students.

This training is tailored towards high school personnel and/or community health providers partnered with high schools who are focused on health services such as social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, pupil adjustment counselors, school nurses, other mental health professionals, health teachers, and other staff.

Developed at Boston Children’s Hospital, Break Free from Depression is a curriculum designed to increase adolescents’ awareness about depression, teach them how to recognize it in themselves and in their friends, and give them strategies for finding help. The 4-session curriculum for high school students features a compelling documentary that focuses on a diverse group of adolescents talking about their struggles with depression and suicide. We learn of their symptoms, the course of their illness, and the methods they use for coping through their own words.

We would like to thank the Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation for their generous support of these trainings. 

For more information, please contact Molly Jordan, LICSW at:

Thank you for your interest!

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO