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Presentations and Publications

Walden School is led by a highly qualified staff who are leaders in the field of therapeutic treatment.  Their accompishments, especially within a bilingual community, represent Best Practices in the field and they have shared their experiences through the following conference presentations and publications.

Conference Presentations


Sparking a Renaissance: Making Children a National Priority, Providence, RI, the Child Welfare League of America New England Region Training Conference and National Child Care and Development Conference. Dana Hoover & Danielle Thompson, Walden School therapists, Workshop: “A Strength-Based Model for Residential Treatment”

New England Regional Women in Leadership Summit, Newport, RI, New England Network of Child, Youth and Family Services and the Child Welfare League of America. Judy Vreeland, Former Director of Walden School, with Nancy Jackson, consultant and trainer for services to children and families – “Core Practices of Life-Affirming Leadership: a Discussion of the Work of Dr. Margaret Wheatley”

Creating a Culture of Connection: Implementing Trauma-Informed, Relationship-Based Approaches in Group Care, Hartford, CT, Klingberg Family Centers & the Traumatic Stress Institute. Judy Vreeland, Former Director of Walden School, panel member, “From Control to Relationships – How Do We Get From Here to There?” 

NAMI/Breakout VIII, New Knowledge, New Perspectives, A National Conference on Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Deafness, Washington, DC. Judy Vreeland, Former Director of Walden School & Dana Hoover, Walden School therapist, “A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing/Eliminating the Use of Physical Restraint in Residential Treatment”

Best Practices Showcase, New England Network for Child Youth, and Family Services, Framingham, M.A. Judy Vreeland, Former Director of Walden School & Dana Hoover, Walden School therapist, “Living The Values of Compassion and Non-Violence:  Ending the Use of Restraint as an Intervention”

Women in Leadership Regional Conference, New England Network of Child, Youth and Family Services and the Child Welfare League of America, Kennybunkport, Maine. Judy Vreeland, Former Director of Walden School, with Ginny Waldron, CWLA consultant and trainer, “Balancing Life and Work”

New England Regional Child Welfare Conference, Child Welfare League of America, Danvers, M.A. Judy Vreeland, “Residential Treatment:  One Youth’s Perspective”


Text Publications


Deafness and Challenging Behaviors, S. Austen and D. Jeffery, editors, Whurr Publishers, Ltd., London, England, anticipated publication, December, 2006.  Chapter:  “A  Strength-Based Approach to Eliminating the Use of Physical Restraint in Residential Treatment” Judy Vreeland, Former Director of Walden School

Mental Health Care of Deaf People:  The Culturally Affirmative Perspective; N.Glickman and S. Gulati, editors, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2002.  Chapter: “Culturally Affirmative Residential Treatment Services for Deaf Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorder." Judy Vreeland, Former Director of Walden School & Jim Tourangeau, Learning Center for Deaf Children Dean of Students


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