In addition to sharing valuable insights, Nancy’s conversational tone and ability to show vulnerability in her practice brings her listeners in, creates a space for empathy and learning, and inspires us to connect at a deeper level with more people. And, one hopes, we will all make a bigger impact because of that.

— Participant
School Mental Health Course

Dr. Rappaport is available to speak or conduct longer workshops upon request on topics including the following:

  • The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
  • Resilience: Understanding and Teaching Challenging Children Without Burnout
  • Compassion, Burnout, and Empathic Fatigue: Building Resilience in Our Patients and Ourselves
  • “Is This Student Safe to Return?” A Comprehensive School Safety Assessment Approach
  • After a Suicide: Helping Children Heal
  • Teen Depression: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do
  • Finding Our Way: Healing Our Traumatized Children
  • The Power of Reflection: The Role of Narrative in Medicine
  • Advocating for Patients and Educating about Suicide: Drawing from Personal and Clinical Experience

Upcoming Events

January 26, 2024

School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

Students of all ages continue to struggle with increased mental health issues since the pandemic upended the world. According to a CDC 2021 survey, 42% of adolescent students felt persistently sad and 22% seriously considered attempting suicide. The U.S. Surgeon General has further emphasized the issue’s urgency with his recent report on the youth loneliness crisis. Our children and teens are crying out for help, and those who work with school-aged youth must stay current with the latest knowledge and skills that will enhance the emotional well-being of our students.

This course is designed to meet those needs and offer participants practical strategies with a mix of lecture, case studies, interactive panels and Q&A. Topics will cover resilience, risk assessment related to suicide and extremism, trauma awareness, social justice and immigrant supports; perfectionism, school avoidance and pediatric emergencies; while attending compassionately to ourselves and our colleagues.

Participants will complete the course with practical and timely clinical information and skills based on emerging research, evidence-based practice and innovative learning strategies. And this year we are excited to now offer two options of format: in person or online livestream.

We welcome all mental health and health clinicians, educators, school administrators, researchers, and others interested in the development and treatment of school-aged children and adolescents.

Who Should Attend

  • Primary Care Providers
  • Specialty Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Family Therapists

Previous Events

June 08, 2017


Basalt Regional Library
Basalt, CO
May 10, 2017

Better Serving Our Children: School/Psychiatry Partnership

HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership's Leadership and Faculty Development Conference and Minority Health Policy Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
May 06, 2017


Winsor School
Boston, MA
April 29, 2017

Advocacy and Collaboration with NAMI and PPAL to Benefit our Children, Families, Schools and Communities

New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Waltham, MA
April 29, 2017


Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival
Cambridge, MA
April 05, 2017


Public Health Week Performance sponsored by Cambridge Health Alliance
Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA
March 10, 2017

The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

2017 General & Special Education Conference
Seattle, WA
February 04, 2017

Keeping Students Safe at School: Understanding and Improving Safety Assessment

Harvard Medical School conference: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12
Boston, MA
January 19, 2017


Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, MA
December 10, 2016

Picking up the Pieces: Working with Families Left Behind after a Suicide

Harvard Medical School CME Course: Self-Destructive Behavior
Boston, MA
October 18, 2016


Initiative for Arts and Humanities at Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA
October 16, 2016


Stage Door Reading Series, Irvington Town Hall Theater
Irvington, NY
October 02, 2016


Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
October 01, 2016


Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
September 23, 2016


Madeline Crivello Memorial Lecture
Hurwitz Auditorium at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
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