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Treatment and Support Resources for Adolescents

AdolescentYA.TreatmentSheet.SS Printable sheet of local resources for families.   Explanation of the different levels of care, how to navigate the system in general, may be found on drugfree.org – Print their treatment ebook here!AdolescentTreatmentEbook
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Interface Mental Health Service

AboutInterface Click presentation link to learn more! Scituate FACTS: Improving Access to Mental Health Care through Interface   The Town of Scituate has contracted with William James College to offer the Interface Referral Service to residents since September 2014. As of Novembe
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Youth Mental Health Resources in the Scituate area

MentalHealth.SSResources.11.18 This reference was compiled by the Scituate Public Schools Counseling Department and may be incomplete.
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Resource for parents of teens

Youth Treatment and Support Resources

2018.Youth.SubstanceResourceSheet    
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Youth Consequences Reference

YouthConsequences2018 Printable reference of the state and local laws regarding youth and substances.  
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Status of Marijuana Research

MJ.Research Cannabis policy is ahead of the cannabis science. We need more research to understand the benefits and the harms. Click link for review of all the research (about 50% of all studies suggest some helpful use).  
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Parent's resource for helping your teen stay safe this prom and graduation season. As families prepare for proms, commencement exercises, and other events, we encourage parents to take the time to remind their children about the importance of making responsible decisions as they enjoy these celebrations. Encouraging our children to be more responsible. Take some time to talk to your children about these issues; it could save their life or the life of someone else. As we approach these special times of celebration, I urge you to reinforce with your children the importance of good decision making. Here are some quick tips: Be a Good Role Model Studies show that parents significantly influence their teen’s choices and lives. Stay Involved With Your Teen To help prevent early use of alcohol or other substances parents need to remain involved in their teen’s life. Social Norming Teens often believe the blatant misconception that “everyone uses drugs/alcohol” based on their peer relationships and the messages received by the media. Parents need to convey a message that not everyone uses drugs/alcohol and as parents we need to set clear guidelines. Talk About the Dangers of Using More Than One Drug Teens need to know the risk of each drug and the possible deadly combination of using more than one drug. Talking to your teen about drugs will not lead to using drugs, but rather help them make healthy decisions.

Celebrating Prom and Graduation Season Safely

  Here’s a printable PDF booklet with tips for families, including social host laws, talking points, and resources! http://www.southshorehealth.org/workfiles/yhc/YHC_2017-Prom-Booklet_Final.pdf Thank you to Youth Health Connection for preparing this helpful resource!
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Health Curriculum in Scituate Public Schools

Pictured here are students and alumni from our local recovery high school, Independence Academy (www.iarecoveryhs.org). As part of our comprehensive curriculum, young people in recovery share their stories of addiction, treatment and recovery with students during 9th/10th grade health
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SBIRT Materials

2018.SPS.SBIRT.ResourceSheet2018.SPS.SBIRT.ResourceSheet   Questions   In addition to the local resource sheet, all students will receive a paper copy of a Drug Facts/informational brochure: http://files.hria.org/files/SA1094.pdf or https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA1
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All about vaping and juuling

What-You-Need-to-Know-and-How-to-Talk-to-Your-Kids-About-Vaping-Guide-Partnership-for-Drug-Free-Kids (002) Click link below to print the Scituate FACTS Vaping FAQ document! This one is most recent>>> VapingUpdate2019.revise VapingUpdate2019 Vaping Resources Massachusetts Depa
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Teen Brain & Substances

We were delighted to welcome Dr. Sion Kim Harris, neuroscience researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, to inform our junior prom families and community for the seventh year in a row! Printout SHS slides: Junior Prom – SHS Stats 2017.pdf Printout Dr.Harris slides: DrHarri
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Youth Mental Health Awareness

On March 7, 2017 Scituate Public Schools collaborated with Scituate FACTS to bring a Youth Mental Health Awareness Event to the community. Jen Lopes, LICSW, and Steve Howley, School Psychologist, of Scituate Public Schools, framed the evening with an overview of common challenges our
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