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02.20.18

The Best Thing About Riverside

One of the things I am most proud of at Riverside is our wonderful team of caring, compassionate, and dedicated staff. We recently visited a variety of programs around the organization and asked employees what they felt was best about working at Riverside. From our Child and Family services programs in Somerville, to our residential Development and Cognitive Serv… read more >

01.24.18

Moving Forward – How to Help Victims of Sexual Assault with Intellectual Disabilities

Despite under reporting, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities have a higher incidence of most types of trauma, including sexual assault. It’s estimated that 83% of females and 32% of males are victims of sexual assault. This population is particularly vulnerable for many reasons including reliance on a myriad of caregivers and that they are of… read more >

01.05.18

The Impact of Trauma on Children

Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families One in every four children will experience a traumatic event before the age of 16.  Traumatic events vary from fatal incidents, abuse, threats, acts of violence, and more; and the degree to which it affects a child depends on many different factors. A traumatic experience often lingers in the tho… read more >

12.11.17

Clubhouse Recognizes 26 Years of Dual Recovery Anonymous

New England’s First Dual Recovery Anonymous Group Recognizes 26 Years This month Riverside’s Crossroads Clubhouse recognized 26 years of hosting their Dual Recovery Anonymous group. The group, It’s About Time, is the oldest established and running Dual Recovery Anonymous group in New England. It is estimated that 60% of people with a mental illness also… read more >

11.28.17

Thank You For Making a Difference

"We never thought Adam would get this far; we didn't think he'd be alive." Dear Friends, Adam’s parents grew emotional as they witnessed something they never thought they’d see: their son’s high school graduation. His struggles with anxiety and depression made it nearly impossible for him to get out of bed, let alone go to school -- but the Riverside … read more >