FACTS BOOK CLUB (ADULT COMMUNITY MEMBERS)
We recently added a new way to connect to the mission – books! Several times per year, a book about substance use disorder prevention, treatment or recovery will be suggested for a group read and friendly discussion. VIEW ON CALENDAR
GUIDING GOOD CHOICES (FAMILIES)
4-part skills group for parents and caregivers of 9-15 year olds. A key offering of Scituate FACTS! More than 300 local families have completed the prevention skills workshop so far! Guiding Good Choices is a four-part workshop designed to educate parents and caregivers of 9-15 year olds about the risks for developing substance use disorder. The Guiding Good Choices program is based on 30 years of prevention research to target ways for parents and caregivers to mitigate risks for substance use and other problem behaviors among children. Workshop facilitators will share the latest Scituate substance use data from anonymous student surveys. Then, over the course of four weeks, parents and caregivers will learn effective parenting techniques, family management strategies, and how to communicate peer pressure refusal skills to their children. The development of these specific skills has been linked to delayed onset or reduction of adolescent substance use, and lower rates of depression among families who complete the workshop.Daytime and Evening offerings are planned throughout the school year.
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HEALTH AND WELLNESS CURRICULUM AT SCITUATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (YOUTH)
SPS students in grades Pre-K through grade 12 have health education that covers a wide variety of topics over time, including Substance Misuse Prevention, Mental Health and Emotional Health. An overview of Substance Misuse Prevention topics covered in wellness classes is available in a printable PDF format.
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POWER OF PREVENTION (ADULT COMMUNITY MEMBERS)
Free to attend for parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers, clergy, and other adults committed to raising children. Learn skills that can reduce or prevent substance use in your own families or through your work with children. A special opportunity to learn from experts in the field, right in your own backyard! Featuring a Keynote Presentation and a choice of two breakout workshops. Topics for 2019 to be announced may include: Anxiety; Vaping; Marijuana Trends, Teen Brain. Resource materials and refreshments included in this free conference-style event Free childcare provided by Scituate Recreation. Registration coming soon!
Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Lester J. Gates Middle School, 460 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA
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PRE-PROM EVENT (AGES 12+ COMMUNITY MEMBERS)
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STAKEHOLDER TRAININGS (ADULT COMMUNITY MEMBERS)
Scituate FACTS identifies best practices in substance misuse prevention and early intervention, and provides learning opportunities for our partners. Some examples include: Beverage Alcohol Training for package store employees, Drug Recognition Expert training for police officers, Cannabis Use Disorder training for healthcare providers, Screening Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training for school nurses, and more.
Please contact Coalition Staff to learn more about ongoing learning opportunities for your sector.