Heal, Grow, & Thrive

Heal, Grow, & Thrive

An evening devoted to kids and families in need of help and hope.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Heal, Grow, & Thrive looked very different this year. The work our clinicians are doing looks different too, but the need for mental health services for kids remains all the more critical during the current health crisis.

What a distinct pleasure it was to have Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and Mayor Yvonne Spicer welcome us to the event! We are grateful for their leadership, advocacy, and commitment to the children and families in our community.

We were honored to hear from Dr. Charmain Jackman, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and Founder & CEO of InnoPsych, Inc. Dr. Jackman shared her insight on racial disparities in the mental health and juvenile justice systems. She encouraged us to not only continue this crucial dialogue, but to also take action to disrupt racism in our professional and personal lives.

Please click on the following link to watch the full recording of Heal, Grow, & Thrive https://youtu.be/dgLUfVgru08

To view the brief video debuted at Heal, Grow, & Thrive about how ACS makes a difference in the community, please visit https://youtu.be/Ludzk0Gq930.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!

Elizabeth Keating

Frances and Hugh Miller


Thank You to our Keynote Speaker – Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D.

Charmain Jackman headshot

Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist of Barbadian heritage with over 23 years in the mental health field. After earning a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Jackman relocated to Boston to train at the #1 ranked hospital for pediatric care, Boston Children’s Hospital. She then went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following her fellowship, Dr. Jackman worked in the Suffolk and Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinics for 8 years and was instrumental in leading seminars on culturally and linguistically responsive forensic evaluations.

Dr. Jackman is Founder & CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to disrupt racial disparities in mental health. Her goal is focused on changing the face of therapy by ensuring that anyone who wants therapy can find a therapist who understands their cultural background. As a change-maker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members and mental health professionals.

For more information on Dr. Jackman, please visit her website and read her full bio here.

Questions? Call 617.494.0135 x108 or email [email protected]