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Dr. Gortych from the MPY Leads an Important Discussion with EPS Guidance Department Staff

Dr. Barbara Gortych addresses members of the Everett High School Guidance Department.

Dr. Barbara Gortych (left) from the Middlesex Partnership for Youth (MPY) gave an important and very useful presentation to to the district-wide Guidance Department staff last week about Helping Traumatized Children
Dr. Gortych covered a lot of ground with the counselors, from advice on how to help students and colleagues who are suffering from emotional trauma, to providing reference materials, to suggesting books to read with the children.
Dr. Gortych, who has experience working with communities throughout Greater Boston, closed her workshop complimenting the Everett Public Schools for all of the positive experiences that are provided to the students by the School Committee, administration, and staff.
The MPY is a non-profit organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high quality trainings to our constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.
MPY is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. 

Guidance Department staff listen to Dr. Barbara Gortych's presentation entitled "Helping Traumatized Children."

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