Parent Resources

Working together to help our children succeed

All parents need support sometimes. BAMSI Kids offers resources and support groups for the entire family.

Parent Information Network

The Parent Information Network offers additional assistance for parenting children with serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Parent Professionals are peers who also have children with serious emotional, behavioral, and or mental health challenges. In partnership with the Department of Mental Health, PIN’s Parent Professionals can provide one-on-one support, attend school and family meetings, and connect you with the appropriate resources for your family’s unique needs.

“There was a time when I thought the worry and loneliness of raising children who struggle with mental health issues was going to crush me. As a parent, I felt like a failure not being able to get my son the supports and services he needed at home and school. And then I found PIN. I found a group of parents who shared in my challenges. Support groups provided me an opportunity to learn what had worked for others and to share what was working for me and my child. When a position opened up to work at PIN, I jumped at it! For the last 13 years, I have had the privilege to provide a listening ear, helpful navigation of systems like MASS HEALTH and DMH, and create trainings, as well as events and activities that give our special kids a safe place to be themselves and enjoy their community.”

Heather Hogan
Program Director, Parent Information Network

Be a Parent Professional

BAMSI is committed to hiring people who have lived experience with mental health issues. Parents who are raising or have raised children with a mental health diagnosis are encouraged to apply to become a Parent Professional. Training is provided and hours are flexible and often part-time. Use your experience to support other parents in their journey.

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