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Innovation & Training

Healthcare and human services are rapidly evolving. Today, as both government and insurers seek to implement healthcare reform – integrating care, controlling costs, and placing the person served in the lead – we have the advantage of decades of experience doing just that. Our emphasis on excellence is the primary reason we have grown to be one of the State’s largest and most respected non-profit, behavioral healthcare organizations. It has earned us national recognition, the respect of our peers, loyalty from our employees, and high ratings from the people we serve.


Riverside has been steeped in innovation since its inception. Here is just a small sample of what we’ve created:

  • We have expanded our Riverside School into a second location in Milford. These schools are 766 approved charter schools and serve students with significant emotional difficulties and/or a psychiatric diagnosis in a concentrated classroom setting.
  • To address the reality of waiting lists as people call seeking our services, we have developed and are testing our own software product, Riverside Refer. This new software will improve access to other organizations and to private practitioners to help reduce or eliminate these waiting lists. The goal is to streamline the process and allow us to easily make referrals for those seeking help.
  • Our Employment Collaboratives have been building strong and meaningful relationships with businesses across the state, including partnerships with CVS Health and Sodexo, to help them meet their hiring goals. The Employment Collaboratives work to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • The Riverside Trauma Center continues to meet and guide the community in areas of suicide prevention and psychological trauma – including consulting with schools and communities throughout Massachusetts on trauma response and clinical issues. They recently responded to the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why on WBUR and in a letter to concerned parents and community members.
  • Riverside’s Developmental and Cognitive Services (DCS) division continues to develop programs in the area of Brain Injury Services, with three new residential apartments in the development phase. These new programs are located in Andover and Cambridge, and we anticipate they will open in the fall. DCS has been developing these services over the past five years and currently supports seven additional homes. This continues to be an exciting area of growth for Riverside – one that is making a significant difference in people’s lives – and is made possible by the Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver offered by the Department of Developmental Services.

Riverside clinicians are experts in the many areas listed below.  We can often present or provide educational materials to cities and towns, private corporations, and non-profit organizations and welcome the opportunity to assist to your group.

  • Alcohol and Drug Prevention Among Teens
  • Alcohol and Drug Use Among Teens
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood and Teenage Depression
  • Depression
  • Depression and the Elderly
  • Eating Disorders, Body Image and Nutrition in Teens
  • Hoarding
  • Grief and Loss for Children
  • Parenting Children with Special Needs
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Recover and Peer Support
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem in Teens
  • Stress
  • Supporting Your Child with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Suicide Prevention and Education

For more information, please contact info@riversidecc.org