Breakout #1: Special populations track

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Special Programs to Serve Families with Young Children

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Ingrid Dautruche, BSW is a Pediatric Care Coordinator at Codman Square Health Center.  As a Pediatric Care Coordinator Ingrid has an exciting role working closely with Codman’s Women’s Health Department as well as working with Pediatrics Behavioral Health team.  She has obtained her bachelor’s in Social Work from Eastern Nazarene College and is currently working on obtaining her masters in Social Work. She has walked through the halls of Codman as a little girl and always hoped one day she would be back to help those who have different stressors.

Molly Brigham, LICSW is a lead clinician at Codman Square Health Center.  As a clinical social worker, she joined Codman in 2012 on the Project LAUNCH grant and has enjoyed being part of the evolving implementation of psychosocial support within prenatal care and the primary care teams.  As an integrated clinician in Family Medicine, she supports youth and families around development, stress, parenting, trauma, and mood. Outside of work you’ll find her spending time with her family riding bikes, at the beach surfing, gardening and coordinating community art programming at her kids school.

Cleisa Gomes, BA is a Family Partner at Codman Square Health Center. As a Family Partner; she supports families through parent coaching, empowerment and advocacy. She comes from a background of working with children in childcare and schools.  She has her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Lesley University. As well; has begun pursuing her Master degree in Social Work from Simmons University. Through personal experiences she has developed a passion for making a difference in a child life and influencing children to know they’re capable of accomplishing anything they’re set your mind to do.

Rachel Lerner, LICSW, is the Senior Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinician at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center. She has over 20 years of experience in providing community based and outreach mental health services to children and families in Boston and now in New Bedford. She has a particular interest in the intersection of social justice and mental health issues. She has developed group curriculum for school age children to support the development of social and emotion regulation skills. In addition to providing direct services to children and families, she has trained and supervised students and colleagues in working with complex issues and systems, including effective collaboration with schools and with DCF.

Beril Bayrak Bulucu, MD, FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician. She works at Lowell Community Health Center as a primary care pediatrician. She has special interest and expertise in infant mental health.  In 2017, she completed a fellowship in Parent Infant Mental Health at University of Massachusetts Boston and is currently a Newborn Behavior Observation Trainer at Boston Children’s Hospital. She leads early child mental health activities at her health center and developed the Gentle Connections program there.

Jill Baker, LICSW is a Clinical Social Worker in the SOFAR clinic (Supporting our Families through Addiction and Recovery) at Boston Medical Center. She started at BMC in 2015 after graduating with her Masters in Social Work. She has worked in many different areas through the hospital including pediatric primary care, inpatient pediatrics, and the pediatric emergency department.  She began working for SOFAR when the program started in July 2017. Since then Jill has developed a particular interest in working with families who are struggling with substance use. Her current work focuses on supporting parents by addressing their mental health needs through an integrated behavioral health approach during children’s primary care visits. By addressing parental mental health needs the IBH approach helps to reduce risk factors within the family system and increases positive attachment.