Speakers Bureau

How it works

Your school or organization needs a speaker for professional development, school assembly, training exercise, PTO meeting, or any other function or event.

Fill out a request form, and we'll work with you to:

  • Choose a topic, either of your choice or from our list of suggested topics relating to behavioral health, substance abuse, and more.
  • Connect you with a speaker from our "bureau" of highly trained and knowledgeable Program Directors, School Principals, Therapists and Medical Staff.
  • Help you and the speaker choose dates and times*, organize the presentation, and
    provide support on the day of the event.

Natchaug Hospital experts are proud to share their knowledge with any interested school or organization free of charge.

For more information, call 860-465-5910 or e-mail sherry.smardon@hhchealth.org.

*Please notify us well in advance of your event so we can be as accommodating as possible.

Suggested Topics

  • ADHD
  • Aggression in children and adolescents
  • Anger management
  • Behavior change vs. Behavior management
  • Behavior management
  • Bullying
  • Childhood anxiety disorders
  • Coaching parents through the difficult job of raising children
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Considering cognitive functioning in behavioral intervention
  • Co-occuring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders
  • De-escalation
  • Depression
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Help for Kids: What are the options?
  • Managing difficult behaviors
  • Managing students with mental health issues in school
  • Mental health effects of video games
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Relationships-health vs. unhealthy
  • Resiliency
  • Self-Injury
  • Sensory-based programming
  • Substance abuse in children and adolescents
  • Transition from Clinical Day School to Public School

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