Glimpses into the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition's activities in 2018
Mike Mulcahy's family and friends address Core Stakeholders
Mike Mulcahy’s mother, cousin and family friend spoke to MSAPC Coalition members at their meeting on 1/30/18. Mike Mulcahy was a Milton resident who passed away from an overdose after a heroic battle with addiction
Core Stakeholders with Mike Mulcahy family and friends
MSAPC’s Core Stakeholder Group poses with Mrs. Dianne Mulcahy, Tom Connolly and Denise Queally , who are family and friends of Mike Mulcahy who passed away after a heroic battle with addiction. The Mulcahy family sponsored “Mike’s 5K to Crush Substance Abuse”, and presented a check to our coalition in the amount of $27,500.
PARENT Series featured speaker, January 2018
Pierce Middle School Principal Dr. Karen Spaulding, featured speaker Jon Mattleman, and MSAPC Director Laurie Stillman pose before the January 30th PARENT speaker series presentation entitled, “Just Talk About It”. The presentation was presented to help parents understand how to recognize and cope with teen depression.
BID-Milton Check Presentation
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton’s President and CEO Richard Fernandez presents the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition with a check for $4,000.00 to support town wide participation in a free mental health referral service to become available for students and adults residing in the town of Milton in April 2018. The service is called “Interface” and it is sponsored by William James College school of professional psychology. Pictured are Milton Public School’s Assistant Superintendent Dr. Janet Sheehan, Health Department Director Caroline Kinsella, MSAPC consultant Deborah Milbauer, BID Milton Hospital President Rich Fernandez, and MSAPC Director Laurie Stillman
Hide in Plain Sight exhibit
MSAPC trained volunteer Christine Hamilton took parents through an exhibit at the high school called, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Resembling a typical teen bedroom, the exhibit shows parents where to look for clues for hidden drugs. Many kids experiment; it’s good practice for parents to monitor their children’s risky behaviors.
February PARENT Speaker
The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Milton Public Schools and BID Milton Hospital sponsored Ruth Potee, MD, a specialist on the connection between addiction and youth substance use at the high school on February 8th.
Feb. 2018 PARENT series speaker, Dr. Ruth Potee
Dr. Ruth Potee, expert physician who specializes in adolescent substance use, informs parents that addiction is an adolescent brain disease that begins in the early years. The job of parents and the community is to delay drug and alcohol use as long as possible to prevent addiction later on. Part of the PARENT series on February 8th at Milton High School.