Please join us for an important Monthly Open Coalition Meeting!
This month’s agenda:
6:30 – 7:00 pm Welcome & Updates since January Coalition Meeting
- Share creative presentations from Gates 8th Grade health class
- Grant Management: Submitted Year 3 Carryover Budget Request; Year 5 Continuation Application and Action Plan; and Semi-Annual Progress Report!
- Two groups of Guiding Good Choices completed
- Interface Referral Service – update on our free mental health provider match service (https://interface.williamjames.edu/)
- Planning new projects, including training for Alcohol Licensees; Plymouth County Overdose Follow-Up; community-based early intervention ideas
7:00-7:45 pm Marijuana Policy Discussion
- Share basic usage statistics and local/national trends
- New recreational marijuana law – what has changed so far
- Local controls – zoning and bylaw options for Massachusetts communities
7:45-8:00 pm Preview Upcoming Scituate FACTS Events
March 2nd – Guiding Good Choices – Daytime Workshop begins at Hatherly Sign up for 4 sessions of this award-winning prevention workshop for parents and caregivers of children ages 9-15! Meetings facilitated by Linda Nathan, School Adjustment Counselor. Please check times: Thursday, March 2nd, 10:00am-12:00pm; Thursday, March 16th, 10:00am-12:00pm; Thursday, March 23rd, evening session with children ages 9-15 and pizza; 6:30-8:00pm (Annmarie Galvin to co-facilitate this meeting) and Thursday, March 30th, 10:00am-12:00pm. Only a few spots left! Click here to register
March 7th – Youth Mental Health Awareness Event Brief presentation, followed by Q&A with an expert panel. Local resource tables available in the lobby. Scituate community forum organized by SPS and FACTS at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Scituate Harbor. 6:30-8:30pm. Registration link to follow. Volunteers needed for set-up.
March 29th – Pre-Prom Event “What’s so special about a teenage brain?” at SHS Cafeteria. Junior Students & Parents for Pre-Prom Info – All welcome ages 12 and up. SHS Cafeteria. Dr. Sion Harris, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and neuroscience researcher at Children’s Hospital. We will share local statistics on youth substance use and the latest scientific research on the teenage brain. Learn how the brain responds to alcohol and drugs and what promotes a healthy brain. Great incentives for Juniors attending the prom!
April 10th – “Vapes, Waxes & Dabs What families should know about the new marijuana” Expert presenter Officer Jermaine Galloway, 6:30-8:30 pm; Location: St. Mary’s Parish Center. Space limited. Scituate adults please reserve your spot here
May 3rd – “Changing Norms: How Not to be A Small Fishing Town with a Large Drinking Problem” Steve Maguire co-presents with Annmarie Galvin from FACTS: Gates Library, 7:00-8:30 pm. Drop-in.
photo by Ann-Marie Rollo, www.amrollo.com