Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

MSAPC April Meeting

MSAPC Coalition Meeting: “Caring and Consequences: Town Leaders Talk About Their Efforts to Reduce Substance Abuse”. Representatives from Milton High School, Milton Police, BID-Milton Hospital, Milton Health Department and Milton’s Youth Task Force talk about changes that have been made since the release of the findings from our first community health assessment. Question and answer time to follow.

At the Milton Public Library, Keys Community Room.

View Event →
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

YOU can help keep dangerous prescription drugs off the streets

Turn in your unused and expired drugs April 27th, Milton Police Station

National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

This year's Take Back Day is sponsored by the Milton Police Department, the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Rotary Club of Milton. According to Lt. Charles Caputo, Milton regularly collects between 250 and 300 lbs. of medication between Take Back Day and the kiosk that is always available in the lobby of the police department. The Rotary Club will be at Take Back Day on April 27th to distribute 200 Deterra® pouches to encourage residents to deactivate their unneeded drugs, thereby providing another way of preventing drug misuse and protecting the environment.

View Event →

Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

PARENT Speaker Series

"Romaine Calm: Tips for Feeding Your Family for Health" with Tara McCarthy, MS, RDN, LDN.

Come hear Tara McCarthy (MPS parent) provide tried and true strategies to feed your family. Whether your child is a toddler, or in high school and all the grades in between, Tara's tips will take the stress out of meal times! She'll also discuss the division of responsibility between the child and the parent when it comes to eating and making healthy choices. There will be food tasting in the lobby after the event. This event is free and open to the public.

Milton High School Auditorium

View Event →
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

MSAPC meeting

Kickoff of Parent Campaign to Reduce Underage Drinking!


Learn about the launch of our new campaign! The next meeting of the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm at Beth Israel Deaconess - Milton Hospital, in the Nangeroni Conference Room. The meeting will feature the Coalition's new Parent Campaign to reduce underage drinking.

Parents and guardians of school age students Kindergarten through 12th grade are strongly encouraged to participate. Critical parenting information, tips and guidance will be highlighted. Get a sneak-peak atwww.rethinkthedrinks.org.

Coalition meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Save the date and see you then!

View Event →
The Price You Pay: Second Chances presented by Drug Story Theater.
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

The Price You Pay: Second Chances presented by Drug Story Theater.

FREE!

Do you know what youth addiction looks like? The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Milton Public Schools along with the towns of Milton, Dedham, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Stoughton and Canton are bringing back Drug Story Theater for a community presentation of “The Price You Pay: Second Chances”.

This is a riveting play by youth about their own seduction by, addiction to, and recovery from drugs and alcohol. It will give the audience an inside look, as well as some vital information about why getting hooked at such a young age can be so concerning.

Dr. Joseph Shrand, Child Psychiatrist, nationally recognized expert on adolescent addiction, and founder of Drug Story Theater, will also share his experience treating youth challenged by substance use. This is also an opportunity for parents, caregivers, community leaders and other audience members to ask questions of Dr. Shrand and the cast: What are the signs my child may be using? What can prevent this? What can I do if my child is using? What is spice?

This play was seen in October, 2018 by Milton High 9thand 10thgraders, and you could hear a pin drop. Principal James Jette said he was "thrilled with the performance and feedback from our students."

Our showing of “The Price You Pay: Second Chances”, is a unique collaboration between Milton and the surrounding towns. This event is free and there is ample parking available. Children under age 12 should be accompanied by guardian.

For more information, please call Margaret Carels, Project Coordinator, MSAPC, 617-877-1812, or email info@milton-coalition.org

View Event →
MSAPC May Community Meeting
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

MSAPC May Community Meeting

Program Title:  When One Suffers, We All Suffer

MSAPC is pleased to announce that our upcoming meeting will be student-led!  Students from Milton High School will help to inform the audience about the mental health and wellbeing of Milton High School students, and how adults can support them.

This meeting is open to the general public and is free.

View Event →
PARENT Speaker Series, with Rachel Simmons
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

PARENT Speaker Series, with Rachel Simmons

Milton Public Schools and The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition PARENT Speaker Series is proud to present an evening with New York Times best selling author Rachel Simmons entitled,
Odd Girl Out: Best Friends, Worst Enemies and Everything In-between
This event is free.
Parents, teachers and community members are welcome to attend.
DATE: Monday, January 8th
TIME: 6:30- 8 pm
LOCATION: Milton High School

View Event →
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Overdose Vigil

Quincy's 7th Annual Candlelight Overdose vigil.

To remember all those lost to overdoses and support those affected by substance use disorder.

Registration of names to be read at 6:30; Ceremony begins at 7:00.

"One Community working together to bring the message of "HOPE BEYOND LOSS"

Thomas Crane Library Lawn
Rain location: Bethany Congregational Church | 18 Spear Street | Quincy

View Event →
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Fostering Emotional Wellness During the College-Age Years

Hear from our panel of experts from Milton High School, Milton Academy, Curry College, South Shore Mental Health and the Association of Behavioral Health about the variety of programs and resources in place to help students support their emotional and behavioral wellness and develop resiliency as they balance their academic lives during and after high school.

View Event →
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Substance Use Awareness and Prevention in Milton

Join us for an Important Milton Community Forum

Substance Use Awareness and Prevention in Milton
Safeguarding Our Kids In Risky Times- K-12

A Skill Building Forum for Parents and Guardians of K-12 In Milton

  • Hear latest results of Milton youth assessment
  • Learn techniques of talking to your kids about substance use prevention
  • Hear from prevention experts on the impact of drugs and alcohol on the developing teen brain Learn to recognize signs of teen substance use
  • Vendor tables, instructional video clips and MORE!

Tuesday, October 4th
Milton High School Auditorium

Exhibit Hall Open 5:30 pm
Speaker Panel 6:30 pm

Expert Speaker Panel
Laurie Stillman, MMHS, Public Health Consultant, MSAPC Lead Consultant
“A Milton Snapshot; Youth substance use and mental health trends”
Dr. Marisa Silveri, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital
“How underage drinking, smoking and drugs effects the teenage brain”
Barbara Green, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Medical Director of Youth Health Connection. Walden Behavioral Care and South Shore Hospital.
“Now What? Parenting Tips and Skill Building to Raise Healthy and Safe Kids”

View Event →
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - September meeting

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Youth Substance Misuse in Milton

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition releases its yearlong Community Assessment results

Parents, Students and Leaders reveal Milton’s challenges and opportunities through:
-Parent and Student Surveys
-Student and Adult Focus Groups
-Community Leader Interviews
-Published Public and Private Data Sources

The first step to change is community awareness.  Let’s learn together!

Monday September 19
7:00pm
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
Nangeroni Conference Room
Refreshments courtesy of the hospital

View Event →
Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Summer Meeting
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Summer Meeting

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You and your Milton neighbors are invited to the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition's Summer Meeting on Wednesday July 20th at 7pm at Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton Hospital, in the Nangeroni Conference Room.  John King, Milton's newly-appointed Police Chief, will be the featured speaker. His presentation is entitled Prevention, Education, Treatment, and Recovery – We All Have a Role. Your participation and questions are warmly welcomed. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the hospital.
 
Following Police Chief King's remarks and audience discussion, there will be a short presentation concerning a proposal for formalizing the coalition's organizational structure.  The proposal will give clarity as to what constitutes membership to the coalition, who will serve as leadership, how key decisions will be made, and how the community will be engaged.  The Board of Health wants the community's input into this proposal, and this is your chance to do so!

View Event →
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention: What every parent needs to know.

Spot the Signs. Learn the Facts.
Find the Tools. Get the Help.

Featuring expert panelists
Dr. Alan Holmlund, Director on Suicide Prevention Program, Mass. DPH
Margaret Hannah, Director INTERFACE Mass. School of Professional Psychology

Sponsored by: Rep. Josh Cutler, Rep. Tom Calter, Sen. Pat O’Connor and Duxbury FACTS

Duxbury Senior Center
10 Mayflower St, Duxbury, MA 02332

View Event →
Jun
17
9:30 AM09:30

Understanding the Impact of Parental Substance Use Disorders on Young Children with Disabilities

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Communities of Practice is pleased to be collaborating with the Institute for Health and Recovery to offer five regional trainings on this important topic.
 
This presentation will provide information on the impact of parental substance use disorders on young children relevant to a wide variety of settings, with a special focus on professionals working with very young children with disabilities, and their families. Through shared content, small and large group discussion, and learning activities participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of substance use disorders and their prevalence in Massachusetts' families.
  • Develop an understanding of how parental substance use disorders affect young children with disabilities, including their relationships and attachments, physical and brain development and behavior.
  • Acquire strategies for helping children of parents with parental substance use disorders, including building resiliency, managing challenging behaviors and creating safe environments.
  • Learn approaches for supporting families affected by parental substance use disorders, including  creating partnerships with families, talking about sensitive issues, and working with other agencies to  respond to families’ needs.
  • Receive a reference list of resources to strengthen your capacity to support children and families impacted by substance use disorders.

Five [5] sessions will be held in June throughout the state at a location near you!
Presentation begins at 9:30 for all sessions.
 
Lunch will not be served. Please bring your lunch.
Or, if you prefer, there will be local options near each location to purchase lunch.
 
Please register for the date of your choice at: http://www.healthrecovery.org/trainings/eec/

View Event →
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Aging with Dignity Conference

Conference on preventing and responding to substance use and related problems in older adults.

Location: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Note: times in this listing aren't confirmed; see below for how to obtain details.)

Registration brochure will be sent out six weeks before the conference. If you would like additional information, or you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. at 508-752-7313, TTY: 508-754-0039, Fax: 508-752-8111, or e-mail: Jennifer@adcare-educational.org.

Co-Sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and Bureau of Community Health and Prevention; Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Massachusetts Department of Mental Health; Massachusetts Association of Centers on Aging and Senior Center Directors; Mass Home Care; Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Mass PACE and AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

View Event →
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Stand Up for Local Families

Fundraiser will benefit local families who have been impacted by the opioid epidemic in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Tickets $75
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Neighborhood Club of Quincy
27 Glendale Road, Quincy, MA
Featured Speaker: Mary Lou Sudders, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
For more information and tickets: http://healthimperatives.org/standup/

View Event →