Speaking Schedule

Dr. Brooks addresses essential themes in his presentations, including strategies for nurturing confidence and resilience in ourselves, our children, and in others; balancing our personal and professional lives; managing stress more effectively; creating positive work and school environments; and enriching family relationships.  His emphasis is on identifying and reinforcing the strengths or “islands of competence” in ourselves and others so that we may all lead more meaningful, successful lives.

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January 2021 

01/14/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Leaders and Teams," 9:30-11:00 a.m. ET, Webinar for Program Heads in the Child and Adolescent Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
01/14/2021
Needham, MA, "Resilience: Its Importance for Counselors," 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for students at the Center for Creativity and Change, Department of Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

February 2021 

02/02/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Families," 9:00-11:00 a.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by he Somerville Police Department for members of the Metro Boston Crisis Intervention Team Training and Technical Assistance Center
02/03/2021
Needham, MA, "Strategies to Nurture Resilience in Ourselves and Our Students During Challenging Times," 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for faculty and administrators at the Abby Kelly Foster Charter School, Worcester, MA, akfcs.org
02/08/2021

Needham, MA, "The Application of a Strength-Based School Consultation Approach," 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET, Webinar for Child Psychiatry Fellows at the Cambridge Health Alliance School Consultation Program

02/08/2021

and 02/22/21  Needham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Therapeutic Approach for Nurturing Resilience," 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, Webinar as part of the Special Topics Seminar for Psychology interns at McLean Hospital

02/19/2021
Needham, MA, "Raising Resilient Kids in Challenging Times," 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, Podcast with Dr. Heidi Hanna on her Stress Mastery Show, www.facebook.com/heidihannaphd
02/26/2021
Needham, MA, “Nurturing Resilience in Our Students and Ourselves,” (Keynote) 11:00 a.m.-noon ET, Webinar at a conference sponsored by the Utah Afterschool Network, www.utahafterschool.org

March 2021 

03/09/2021
Needham, MA, "Parenting During a Crisis," 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by Needham Youth & Family Services and the Needham Community Council, Register at http://bit.ly/37vbkxJ
03/18/2021
Needham, MA, "Helping Young Children Build Resilience During COVID," 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by Community Partnerships for Children and Families, Newton, MA
03/25/2021
Needham, MA, "A Conversation about Resilience," 7:00-8:20 p.m. ET, Webinar, a part of the Winter Edition of the Virtual Tent sponsored by The Nantucket Project, Nantucket, MA. Register at Winter Edition Virtual Tent

April 2021 

04/08/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves During Challenging Times," 7:30-9:00 p.m. ET, Webinar with Tom Kelly and Wendy Reiter, sponsored for parents of students at the Horace Mann School by their Parent Institute, Bronx, NY
04/18/2021
Needham, MA, "A Year Later: What Have We Learned and What Does the Future Hold?" 10:45 a.m.-noon ET, Webinar for Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church, MA
04/29/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Students and Ourselves," 1:15-2:15 p.m. ET, Webinar for faculty at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School, Framingham, MA

May 2021 

05/04/2021
Needham, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Our Students and Ourselves," one day, Webinar for staff at the Peel District School Board, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
05/05/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others During Challenging Times," 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET, Webinar for staff at Epiq, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
05/06/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 10:20-11:35 a.m. ET, Webinar at the Maine Substance Use Prevention Services All Grantee Meeting sponsored by the University of New England, Portland, ME
05/21/2021
Plymouth, NH, "The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," (Keynote) 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the Annual CADY Regional Prevention Summit, www.cadyinc.org  Canceled because of COVID-19.
05/21/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for staff at MassMutual Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

June 2021 

06/16/2021
Newton, MA, "Resilience in Our Lives," 6:00-6:30 p.m., Graduation Speech for high school seniors at Dearborn Academy
06/22/2021
Needham, MA, "The Camp Experience: Nurturing Caring, Joy, and Resilience in Our Campers and Ourselves," 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET, for camp counselors at Camp Wekeela, Hartford, ME
06/27/2021
Needham, MA, "Strategies to Nurture Resilience and Tenacity Across the Lifespan,"  noon-3:30 p.m. ET, Keynote presentation on day three of the 14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers' Online Conference "Diversity, Resilience, Tenacity, Social Competencies, & Hope."  Register at www.socialthinking.com/online-training/providers-diversity-tenacity-resilience-social-competencies

August 2021 

08/03/2021
Merrimack, NH, "Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in the School Setting," 9:00-11:00 a.m., for the Leadership Team at the Merrimack, NH School District, www.sau26.org/
08/26/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Islands of Competence in Children and Adolescents," 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, Webinar with Dr. Nancy Rappaport at the Pragmatics of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Summer Seminar for first year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA

September 2021 

09/02/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in the School Setting," 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET, Webinar for faculty and staff at the Merrimack, NH School District, www.sau26.org/
09/10/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves, Our Students and Clients," 10:30-noon ET, Webinar for faculty and staff at Oak Hill, http://www.oakhillct.org/
09/21/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Children," 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET, Webinar sponsored by CASA Lake County, Vernon Hills, IL, www.casalakecounty.com/
09/23/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Children and Families," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Virtual presentation at the 4th Annual Words and Wisdom Event sponsored by the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Foundation, Richmond, VA. Register at www.chrichmond.org/childrens-hospital-foundation/ways-to-help/foundation-events-details?ceid=334ad853-ee28-43f4-a23f-748e31ed8edc
09/30/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children During Challenging Times," 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for parents at Colorado Academy, Denver CO, www.coloradoacademy.org/

October 2021 

10/07/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Children During Times of Transition and Change," 7:30-9:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for parents of new students in the Nursery and Lower School programs at the Horace Mann School, sponsored by their Parent Institute, Bronx, NY
10/13/2021
Needham, MA. "Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning and Resilience in Schools," 7:30-8:15 p.m., Webinar for Board Members of the Needham Education Foundation
10/27/2021
Needham, MA, "Why Tenacity Matters in Raising Successful Kids," 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, Webinar with Dr. Sam Goldstein sponsored by ParentMap.  To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/why-tenacity-matters-in-raising-successful-kids-tickets-164047738201?aff=speakers

November 2021 

11/02/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Children During Times of Transition and Change," 7:30-9:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for parents of new students in the Middle and Upper School programs at the Horace Mann School, sponsored by their Parent Institute, Bronx, NY
11/05/2021
Plymouth, NH, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Our Children During Challenging Times," 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the 5th Annual Shout Out to Parents, sponsored by Community for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth (CADY, Inc.), www.cadyinc.org
11/06/2021
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others," 12:30-2:00 p.m. ET, Webinar for the Northeast Chapter of Women of Reform Judaism

January 2022 

01/27/2022
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Children," 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Virtual presentation for the Chef's Dinner Fundraiser sponsored by the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

February 2022 

02/01/2022
Needham, MA, "Nurturing Resilience in Our Children and Teens During Challenging Times," 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET, Webinar for the Parent Connect Series of the Neshaminy School District, Langhorne, PA
02/07/2022
and 02/14/22  Belmont, MA, "The Power of Mindsets: A Strength-Based Therapeutic Approach for Nurturing Resilience," 4:00-5:00 p.m., as part of the Special Topics Seminar for Psychology Interns at McLean Hospital
02/10/2022
Charlotte, NC, "Creating Positive Emotions: A Foundation for Learning, Intrinsic Motivation, and Resilience," 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Rankin Institute of The Fletcher School, www.thefletcherschool.org

May 2022 

05/23/2022
through 05/26/22 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, "Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Positive Mindsets, Caring, and Hope in Ourselves and Others," 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by Guerette Symposia, Boston University School of Medicine, Register at: https://cme.bu.edu/gsquebec The schedule is a four-day seminar that is scheduled at the same time on each day.