The BANDS (Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Services) program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is made up of a multidisciplinary group of providers in both the Department of Pediatrics (child development) and Child Psychiatry.
This February, Jennifer Rabalais, Co-Director of the Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) was awarded a scholarship from the CVS Health Foundation to attend the 2020 American Society on Aging (ASA) Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. She received this honor for her regional and national leadership in the aging arena. The ASA Leadership Institute is a five-day leadership development intensive that’s designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in the field of aging.
Jennifer Rabalais Awarded Scholarship from CVS Health Foundation
Sandra Toryeanea Hicks “Sandy” died peacefully on January 22, 2020, at home in Manchester at the age of 79 after a long illness. Sandy is known for being the first recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Award in 1987 and the New Hampshire Unsung Heroine Award.
On February 11, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, in Washington, DC, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (IOD) released the 2019 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
On January 24, the NH-ME LEND cohort and faculty met for a joint session at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. The trainees heard from leaders from both states on how to be heard, advocate and collaborate with state and national leaders on pressing disability issues as they prepare for the upcoming Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Trish Cox, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, joined the NH-ME LEND faculty in 2016 as a mentor to the program’s social work trainees. Trish holds master’s degrees in Special Education and Social Work. She is a certified Child Life Specialist with expertise in developmentally appropriate interventions that reduce fear, anxiety, and pain for children. She also worked as an Out-of-District Transition Special Education Coordinator for the Portsmouth School Department.