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Helping your Child Balance Stress and Success: An Asian-American Perspective

The Lexington Asian Mental Health Initiative invites you to a Community Forum
Helping your Child Balance Stress and Success: An Asian-American Perspective 

Saturday, March 29 – 9 am to 12 noon
Cary Auditorium – 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington

You will learn:

  • What does the data tell us about Lexington’s Asian-American students and parents?
  • How can you help your child balance stress and success?
  • How does immigration influence mental health?
  • How can you communicate better with your child?
  • What resources are available to help?


  • Tim Dugan, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Rama Rao Gogineni, M.D., Dir., Div. of Adolescent Psychiatry, Cooper University Health Care
  • Josephine Kim, Ph.D., Lecturer, Harvard School of Education
  • Ed Wang, Psy.D, Director, Multicultural Affairs, Mass. Dept. of Mental Health
  • The Breaking Silences performance with Christina Chan and Pata Suyemoto
  • Lexington Asian students

Free and open to all

For more information, contact Marsha Lazar, Director, Asian Mental Health Initiative, Lexington Youth & Family Services at

The Lexington Asian Mental Health Initiative is supported by a grant from Community Health Network Area 15 to Lexington Youth and Family Services, Inc., and by the Chinese-American Association of Lexington, Indian-Americans of Lexington, Town of Lexington, Lexington High School and many student and parent volunteers.

View the Stress and Success flyer (PDF)

Used Book Sale – November 6-8

The Hastings Fifth Grade Used Book Sale is November 6-8 in the Hastings lobby. This is an annual event open to the community to help fund 5th grade end-of-year activities. It’s a great chance to buy adult fiction and children’s books at bargain prices.

Hours are:

Wednesday, November 6, 8:15-9 a.m. and 12:15-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 7, 8:15-9 a.m. and 12:15-3:30 p.m.

Friday, November 8, 8:15-9 a.m.

Questions: Tracy Boruta at or Kim Murray at  

Trick or Treat for UNICEF – October 31 – November 8

Halloween is just around the corner, and Hastings will be distributing UNICEF boxes to each student.  Please take the boxes with you when you go Trick or Treating on Halloween.  Trick or Treating for UNICEF is a great way to help the world’s most desperate children.

After Halloween, please convert the coins and bills that your child collects to a CHECK payable to UNICEF.  Please send the check to your child’s teacher, and all checks are due Friday, November 8.  If you have questions, please reach out to Christie Keebaugh (

Fall Cleanup – Saturday, November 2, 1-4 p.m.

Help us prepare Hastings’ grounds for winter.  We’ll be tidying up the grounds by cutting back perennials, removing dead twigs and branches, and raking up dead leaves.  There will be donuts and hot cider for those of you who brave the weather.  Please bring your own tools (rakes, pruning shears, etc.) as we have a very small supply of equipment.  Questions? Email Miranda Clarke at