Join us for the May Meeting!
Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:30-8:00pm
Scituate High School Library
606 CJC Highway, Scituate, MA 02066
6:45 Brief Updates since April Coalition Meeting
- April 5: Junior Prom Meeting, Dr. Harris Teen Brain Presentation
- April 13: Scituate Science Spectacular
- April 26: Presentation at Hatherly PTO
- DFC Coalition Reporting
7:15- 8:15 Group Discussion (Please suggest other items / topics)
- Share the new Health Curriculum Document – parent feedback wanted – Amy Heffernan
- Review Laws Document for Underage Substance Use – Lauren Allan Smith, Cassandra Healey, Ellen Andrew Kasper
- Stress Less Laugh More – Jen Lopes
- Promote James William College Interface at Provider’s Offices-design a flyer – Healthcare Subcommittee
- May 6th First Friday Art Walk – FACTS/Student Poetry Slam
- Designated Driver Program –“ Mystery Customers” needed
- Substance Free Social event for Teens July 3rd – D.J. / Live Music / Open Mic???(Proposed only at present)
- Summer Student Project/Videos/Social Norming
Upcoming Coalition Events
May 25, 2016 – “Changing Norms: How Not to be a Small Fishing Town with a Large Drinking Problem”
This program will share some data on high school binge drinking behavior –and known risk factors. Together we will discuss what parents can do to model responsible drinking, and teach kids about the consequences of alcohol use and abuse, Also, tangible ideas for how to talk with other adults surrounding this cultural issue. Steve Maguire Co-Presents with Annmarie Galvin from FACTS. May 25, 2016, Gates Library 7:00-8:30pm
June 7, 2016 – Guiding Good Choices Alumni Evening
To date over 150 Situate families have taken the GGC program. Guiding Good Choices facilitators will lead graduates of the GGC program in a refresher course. The event will also be an opportunity for these families to connect with each other. June 7, 2016, Maritime Center 6:30-8:00pm. South Shore Peer Recovery – peer support organization has office hours in harbor (www.southshorepeerrecovery.com
Upcoming Regional Events:
Scituate FACTS respectfully requests volunteers from the community to participate in any of these educational and networking opportunities. Please contact Barbara Quinlan if you are able to attend, and she will coordinate our registrations: email@example.com
May 3, 2016 – South Shore Peer Recovery Monthly Community Meeting and Celebration
Join volunteers and community members for coffee and desserts. SSPR has updates to share on the progress of our new Peer Recovery organization. Plus volunteer opportunities, and a chance to participate in the discussion about how we can recover together. Anyone that has been impacted by addiction, individuals in recovery, family members, and friends from all communities on the South Shore are welcome to attend a Community Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30pm. The W.P.A. BUILDING, 7 Henry Turner Bailey Road, North Scituate
May 13, 2016 – Strategies to Address the Health, Social, and Legal Impacts of Marijuana
Please join Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey, Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael, Needham Public Health Director Timothy McDonald, Attorney John Scheft and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions of Avon, Needham, Stoughton and Weymouth. Conference will take place on 5/13 in Canton 8:00am-12:30pm. Advance Registration Required. Seeking BOH/Police/Municipal/Coalition attendees.
May 13, 2016 – Mass Municipal Association, Human Services Council Regional Conference on Opioid Addiction
Speakers include; Dr. Kevin Hill, Mc Lean Hospital, Andy Robinson, DPG, Elisabeth Haddad, Worcester County D.A.’s Office, Catherine Madden, A.G.’s Office, Gloucester Police Chief Campanello. May 13, 2016 9:30-2:00pm in Northborough (RSVP May 6).
May 17, 2016 – Plymouth County Speaks Up Against Drugs 2016 Annual Conference: The Role of Educators in the Opioid Crisis.
Topics this year will include: Addiction + Families, Drug Endangered Children, Trauma Informed Schools, Recovery Education, Child Protections and Juvenile Courts, SBIRT. 8:30am-3:00pm. Registration Starts at 7:30am. Lunch will be provided). RSVP by May 10th Bridgewater State University—Rondileau Campus Center, 19 Park Avenue, Bridgewater. Superintendents, Principals, Police Chiefs, School adjustment counselors, Guidance counselors, School nurses, School Resource Officers, School Committee Members and Coalition volunteers sought.
May 24, 2016 – South Shore FACTS Meeting
All are welcome to attend this monthly meeting of prevention coalitions from across the region – guest presenters, resource sharing, and community updates. 2:30-4:30pm at the SSVNA Office, 50 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland. RSVP directly to Karin Farrel, please:firstname.lastname@example.org
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