Annual Fund Campaign

For many of our families, paying for school or treatment at Hanna Perkins can be a challenge. Your gift allows us to offer families our services at a rate they can manage.

Currently 40% of Hanna Perkins families receive financial support because of your generosity, but every child and family benefits from the Annual Fund.
Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development fosters the emotional well-being of children and their families and helps them master life’s challenges. We promote positive early learning experiences through educational and therapeutic services for children and parents; training and support for professionals; and community-wide collaborations.
Gifts to the Annual Fund provide Hanna Perkins with important unrestricted operating support. Please consider making yours today.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gift program?  If so, you can double or even triple the impact of your gift.  Please check on the potential of matching your gift to Hanna Perkins Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Support Hanna Perkins when you shop at Heinen’s

If you shop at Heinen’s and use its Preferred Card, you can help Hanna Perkins School receive valuable donations that support us in providing valuable services to families throughout Northeast Ohio.

Through the grocery store’s Tasteful Rewards program, Preferred Card users can select a school to receive a donation form Heinen’s of 1% of whatever they buy during the school year (Sept – April).

If you already have a Heinen’s Preferred Card, please help by visiting heinens.com/schools and clicking the link there to designate Hanna Perkins School as your ABC School Program recipient. If you don’t already have a card but want to join the program, click here to register.

Challenge gifts offered to double your donation

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has received two challenge gifts that will double contributions between now and June 30. If you make donations to non-profit organizations that provide hands-on service to local children and families, please consider making a gift now.

Two anonymous donors have promised to match every new gift we receive up to a total of $7,500 each. These gifts are providing us with a new and exciting opportunity to raise supplemental funds for our general operating budget in the last few months of our fiscal year.

For 65 years, Hanna Perkins has supported health social-emotional development in children for success in school and life. We do this through:

  • Hanna Perkins School – a small, highly individualized learning environment offering preschool, kindergarten and parent-toddler groups;
  • Hadden Clinic, offering therapeutic mental health services to children and adolescents, and mothers struggline with postpartum depression;
  • Programming to offer parenting support and consultation;
  • Professional training for early learning educators, social workers and others who work with children on a regular basis;
  • Consulting and training with early learning centers, schools, social service agencies and other institutions that work with children.

We’re innovating every day. New programs include Exploring Potentials in Children – a classroom that prepares young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders for a mainstream education; and My Mad Feelings – a one-of-a-kind program that works with children as young as 4 to head off bullying before it begins.

Your gift has immediate impact right here in Northeast Ohio. It provides important funding for all of these programs, as well as scholarships that allow families in need to access our services at a cost they can afford.

Your donations can be accepted by mail or online. For more information, click here and give before June 30, and your gift will be doubled.

If you have any questions about the challenge, contact our Beth Watson in the Development Office at 216.929.0198 or bwatson@hannaperkins.org.

Thank you.  Your  support is greatly appreciated.

Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post

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For more information:
Bob Rosenbaum, communications
brosenbaum@hannaperkins.org
216-401-9342

Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post

Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

Kimberly Bell, Ph.D. Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center

Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.
Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center

SHAKER HEIGHTS – Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, will be honored at a reception on Jan. 26 2017, in celebration of her appointment as the John A. Hadden Jr. M.D. Professor of Psychoanalytic Child Development.

The reception is hosted by Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, at 4:30 p.m. in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building.

The professorship is part of Bell’s role at Hanna Perkins, where she is clinical director of the Hadden Clinic. Bell took on both rolls in late 2015.

At the medical school, her role includes development of offerings that enhance the understanding and use of psychoanalytic approaches to child development when providing medical care for young patients. Her current activities include teaching a course in Behavioral Medicine, and developing new observational pediatric rotations for students in the Physician Assistant program. These rotations are also offered to residents in the specialties of pediatrics and psychiatry.

The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins provides mental health services to children and adolescents to age 18, as well as to women suffering from postpartum depression and other related disorders.

About Hanna Perkins

Since 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has partnered with parents and professionals to help children understand, communicate and manage their feelings for success in school and life. Located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights, Hanna Perkins provides these services:

Hanna Perkins School: Preschool, kindergarten, parent/toddler group and an Autism Spectrum Disorders dedicated classroom, all focused on the ability to understand and manage feelings as the foundation of other essential life skills.

Hadden Clinic, providing developmental guidance and therapy for children and adolescents, and treatment of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders in mothers.

Continuing education and training to teachers, child care providers, social workers and other child-care specialists across Northeast Ohio.

The Reinberger Parent Child Resource Center, offering consultation and support for parents, and other educational opportunities based on the Hanna Perkins approach to child development.

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training, through an intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.

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Hadden Clinic empaneled by CareSource as Medicaid provider

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For more information:
Karen Baer, CEO
kbaer@hannaperkins.org
216-991-4472

Hanna Perkins Center mental health clinic
now accepting  Medicaid reimbursement through CareSource

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

SHAKER HEIGHTS – The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is now accepting Medicaid reimbursement for treatment of qualified families who have coverage through CareSource.

The clinic provides psychotherapy and other mental health services to children and adolescents to age 18. It also specializes in treatment of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders for mothers.

CareSource, based in Dayton, is a leading Medicaid managed-care plan serving Northeast Ohio.

Being in-network with CareSource allows the Hadden Clinic to fill an important service gap in mental health care for under-represented populations, according to Clinical Director Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.

“We’ve always served disadvantaged populations by making use of sliding-scale fees, and we’ll continue to do so,” Bell said. “But this increases our capacity significantly to provide intensive psychotherapy to an underserved population that needs it the most.”

Hadden Clinic also accepts Medical Mutual of Ohio, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna.

The Hadden Clinic is easily accessible via public transportation. Located within the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, it’s one block off the Shaker Rapid (RTA Green Line) at the Courtland Station.

About Hanna Perkins

Since 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has partnered with parents and professionals to help children understand, communicate and manage their feelings for success in school and life. Located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights, Hanna Perkins provides these services:

Hanna Perkins School: Preschool, kindergarten, parent/toddler group and an Autism Spectrum Disorders dedicated classroom, all focused on the ability to understand and manage feelings as the foundation of other essential life skills.

Hadden Clinic for Children & Families, providing developmental guidance and therapy for children and adolescents, and treatment of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders in mothers.

Continuing education and training to teachers, child care providers, social workers and other child-care specialists across Northeast Ohio.

The Reinberger Parent Child Resource Center, offering consultation and support for parents, and other educational opportunities based on the Hanna Perkins approach to child development.

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training, through an intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.

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Rockwell Automation volunteers help prep playgrounds

 

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IMG_2689A group of employees from Rockwell Automation volunteered to help prepare the playgrounds on Friday, Aug. 19 for the new school year at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development. The work included general cleanup and spreading several yards of specialized playground mulch to protect the young children who use the playground.

Hanna Perkins is grateful to the volunteers who shook off the hot weather and donated their time.

IMG_2691Rockwell Automation provides industrial automation and information products that make its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Its flagship Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

 

 

 

Shaker schools implement HPC anti-bullying curriculum

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For more information:
Karen Baer, CEO
kbaer@hannaperkins.org
216-991-4472

June 9, 2016

SHAKER HEIGHTS –The Shaker Heights City School District will provide all of its preschool students in the 2016-17 school year with a new social-emotional curriculum designed to prevent bullying by helping young children learn to express their anger appropriately.

Mrs. Wilson's class 002Created by Shaker Heights-based Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development and Child Psychoanalyst Victoria Todd, the curriculum is called “Helping Children Express Their Mad Feelings.” It addresses a state requirement for public schools to provide a bullying prevention program by the time children complete 3rd grade. It’s being made available in the Shaker Heights Schools through a grant from the Abington Foundation.

The program is based on a body of research that places the origins of bullying in early childhood. Referred to in the classroom as “My Mad Feelings,” it teaches young children about the connection between their feelings and their behavior, and helps them learn to express feelings verbally rather than by acting out.

Shaker school logoIt will be taught in half-hour increments over nine to 12 weeks, with half the classes participating in the fall, and the other half beginning in January. It involves small-group classroom discussion led by Hanna Perkins child-development specialists; voluntary discussions for parents; training and consultation with teachers; and take-home activities for children to complete and discuss with their parents/guardians.

“Bullying should never be accepted as something that just happens to children as part of growing up,” said Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., Superintendent of the Shaker Heights City School District. “No child should feel unwelcomed, uncomfortable or threatened, especially at school. We are proud to partner with  Hanna Perkins to give children and parents the resources they need to stop bullying before it gets started.”

“Research tells us the seeds of bullying are sown in a child’s first social experiences,” said Hanna Perkins CEO Karen Baer. “Preschool is the developmentally appropriate time for children to begin learning how to speak up for themselves and resolve conflicts in a way that is also kind to others. When children have those skills, they tend not to become bullies and they tend not to become victims of bullies.”

Parents of incoming students will learn about “My Mad Feelings” in a preschool orientation, to be held before the beginning of the school year. At that time, parents will be surveyed for topics they want to discuss in open forums with the Hanna Perkins child-development specialists. Example topics include developing positive discipline, getting along with friends, developing a lifelong love of learning, troubles sleeping and eating, and parenting and technology.

The teacher component of the program provides consultation and 20 hours of Ohio-approved training that meets professional development standards of the state’s Step Up to Quality early education initiative.

The curriculum supports development of self-esteem, self-advocacy and empathy in students. It’s designed to prevent bullying before it begins, but it has power to do much more, according to Victoria Todd, who developed the curriculum and will help implement it in the Shaker Heights schools.

“When children are able to manage their feelings successfully, they can become more tolerant of others, develop stronger relationships and enjoy the risks involved in learning new things and having new experiences,” she said. “All of this leads them to be viewed more positively by the adults who work with them in school and other activities.”

Hanna Perkins operates a preschool and kindergarten in Shaker Heights, and “My Mad Feelings” is an outgrowth of its focus on emotional development. The curriculum has been tested and refined in other early learning centers with diverse clientele, but Shaker Heights is the first public school district to implement the program on a widespread basis.

About Hanna Perkins

Founded in 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development promotes healthy emotional development in children by providing services to families, professionals and organizations.

Hanna Perkins is located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights. Services include:

  • Hanna Perkins School: Preschool, state-chartered kindergarten and parent/toddler classes, all focused on emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings – which is regarded as a building block for other success skills.
  • Parenting resources: Classes and consultation on child development and behavior.
  • Hadden Clinic for Children & Families: Assessment, treatment and developmental guidance for children and adolescents.
  • Education for professionals: State-approved training for teachers, child care providers, social workers and others who regularly work with children.
  • Training for organizations and agencies: Customized staff training for early learning centers and other organization.
  • Child and adolescent psychoanalytic training: An intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities awards grant to Hanna Perkins

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Ann Newman, Chief Exec. Officer
Ronald McDonald House Charities
of Northeastern Ohio
(216) 986-0855
 Director@rmhc-neo.org 

Area Non-Profit Organizations Awarded Grant Funds by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio Inc.

Cleveland, OH, May 15, 2016 —  The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded a grant to area non-profit organizations whose services are provided to children. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., established in 1987 by local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, has awarded over $10 million to children’s programs across Northeast Ohio, including ongoing financial support of the Ronald McDonald House® programs in Akron and Cleveland and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, located in Shaker Heights, received grant funds to purchase furnishings, equipment and educational materials to support their Autism Spectrum Disorder Children’s Classroom.  To foster the emotional well-being of children and their families and to help them master life’s challenges, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development promotes positive early learning experiences through educational and therapeutic services for children and parents; training and support for professionals and community-wide collaborations. 

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A little fun with the Hanna Perkins name

Hanna Perkins’ April 9, 2016 Spotlight On Our Stars benefit was a great success, raising more than $200,000 for scholarships, development of programming, and ongoing operations. That evening, we had a little fun at our own expense with this video to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Hanna Perkins’ founding.

Special thanks to Ted Rodenborn and our other friends at Globalcast MD, and Haley Denzak, who donated their time and expertise to help us get this done.

Hanna Perkins’ 65th anniversary benefit to honor Susan Y. Meisel

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For more information:
Beth Watson, Director of Development
bwatson@hannaperkins.org
216-991-4472

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development celebrates 65th anniversary with benefit honoring Susan Yarus Meisel

Jan. 20, 2016

SHAKER HEIGHTS –The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has announced that this year’s Hadden Award will be presented to Susan Y. Meisel for her passion and devotion to the organization’s mission of supporting healthy emotional development in children.

Susan Y Meisel - lowresShe will be honored at the Spotlight On Our Stars benefit, 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, which also celebrates the 65th anniversary of Hanna Perkins’ founding. The benefit will be held at The Hanna Perkins Center, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights. In addition to presentation of the award, it will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and live and silent auctions.

Meisel is immediate past president of the Board of Directors, and during her term guided the organization through a time of critical transition. Prior to that, she served for six years on the board’s development committee. Meisel also serves on the board of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, where she works with commanders of youth at-risk army bases of the Israeli Defense Force; she is vice president of the board of trustees for the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (VP); and is a member of Hawken School’s Alumni Association Board, serving as president from 2008-2010. She also sits on the steering committee for the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Association “Night of a Thousand Lights” benefit. Meisel and her husband Peter have been married for 30 years, and have three children. They live in Solon.

The Hadden Award honors the passionate commitment of Lainie and Dr. John Hadden, whose inspired dedication has enhanced the mission of The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development. Lainie Hadden herself was honored by the organization at its 60th anniversary in 2011.

Information about tickets and sponsorships to Spotlight On Our Stars is available from Hanna Perkins at 216-991-4472.

About Hanna Perkins

Founded in 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development promotes healthy emotional development in children by providing services to families, professionals and organizations.

Hanna Perkins is located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights. Services include:

Hanna Perkins School: Preschool, state-chartered kindergarten and parent/toddler classes, all focused on emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings – which is regarded as a building block for other success skills.

Parenting resources: Classes and consultation on child development and behavior.

Hadden Clinic for Children & Families: Assessment, treatment and developmental guidance for children and adolescents.

Education for professionals: State-approved training for teachers, child care providers, social workers and others who regularly work with children.

Training for organizations and agencies: Customized staff training for early learning centers and other organization.

Child and adolescent psychoanalytic training: An intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.

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