The 8th Annual Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

The 8th Annual Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference

For Police and First Responders, Emergency Service providers, Department of Mental Health, NAMI, Justice System partners, and other interested parties. Conference is free and includes lunch, space is limited.

Pre-registration is required. Registration details to follow. For more information please email Heidi.Dileone@Massmail.state.ma.us.

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Quincy Family Fun Fair
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Quincy Family Fun Fair

Bring your family members of all ages to the inaugural Family Fun Fair! This FREE event will feature: arts & crafts, family games, free J.P. Licks ice cream, a petting zoo, face painting, a watermelon eating contest, and special appearances by Wally the Green Monster and Sparky the Dog!

For more information, visit: https://bcnc.net/upcoming-events/familyfunfair. 

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BeanStock Music Festival & Braintree Candlelight Vigil
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

BeanStock Music Festival & Braintree Candlelight Vigil

The third annual BeanStock Music Festival will be held on 7/14/18 starting at 3pm. The festival will remember the life of Nick Bean and all those we have lost to substance use disorder and celebrate those in recovery. It will raise awareness about the ongoing opioid epidemic and lessen the stigma, while having a fun, sober event. Music line up to follow. There will be raffles, a $1,000 frisbee toss, substance use disorder resource information, a Narcan training, food trucks and other local vendors. The night will end with the last hour dedicated to a beautiful candlelight vigil to remember those lives lost too soon. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Festival flyer. Vigil flyer.

The event benefits The Sun Will Rise Foundation. Fore more information visit the BeanStock page at www.thesunwillrise.org or their facebook page. 

All are invited to this free public event to remember those we have lost due to substance use. If anyone would like to add a loved one's picture to the vigil video, please send pictures and name to robyn@thesunwillrise.org by 6/20/18. 

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Racial Equity Workshop (Day 1)
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Racial Equity Workshop (Day 1)

The Bureaus of Family Health and Nutrition and Community Health and Prevention are offering two-day workshops on Racial Equity hosted by Nashira Baril, Abigail Ortiz, Bayard Love, and Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal.

The objectives of the workshops are to:

  • Increase familiarity with racial equity and public health frameworks.

  • Provide exposure to and practice with tools that can be applied in everyday work.

  • Practice making the work meaningful on an individual level by integrating principles not only into the head, but also into the heart for sustained racial equity work.

  • Develop a shared understanding of how this workshop aligns with broader health equity work in the Bureaus and the Department.

This workshop is on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 from 9:00am-4:30pm. Attendance is required for the full two days.

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South Shore Peer Recovery Grand Opening Celebration
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

South Shore Peer Recovery Grand Opening Celebration

  • 51 Cole Parkway Scituate, MA, 02066 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In March 2018, South Shore Peer Recovery opened a Recovery Community Center with an array of recovery support services in the heart of a South Shore community - a hub of support and activity engaging individuals in recovery and their families to find help and hope for their future. The resource center is a place people can find sober housing, education, and counseling resources, as well as friends and sober social events to support them on their journey. Those who benefit from the Center guide the direction of programs and activities and use their lived experience to help others. As a result of these shared efforts, South Shore Recovery Center helps repair families, save lives and over time will change the way the world thinks about addiction.

Celebrate the grand opening of the new space at 51 Cole Parkway in Scituate Harbor!  View flyer. 

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Racial Equity Workshop (Day 2)
Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

Racial Equity Workshop (Day 2)

The Bureaus of Family Health and Nutrition and Community Health and Prevention are offering two-day workshops on Racial Equity hosted by Nashira Baril, Abigail Ortiz, Bayard Love, and Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal.

The objectives of the workshops are to:

  • Increase familiarity with racial equity and public health frameworks.

  • Provide exposure to and practice with tools that can be applied in everyday work.

  • Practice making the work meaningful on an individual level by integrating principles not only into the head, but also into the heart for sustained racial equity work.

  • Develop a shared understanding of how this workshop aligns with broader health equity work in the Bureaus and the Department.

This workshop is on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 from 9:00am-4:30pm. Attendance is required for the full two days.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
Jun
19
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

Who Can Attend: Anyone over the age of 18, clinicians, social workers, first responders, librarians, school counselors, EMT’s, or anyone with an interest in Mental Health Issues. View flyer.

Registration required. To register, please contact Jennie M Babcock, Chair, at JBabcock13@comcast.net  or 508-254-9320. 

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BID Hospital-Milton Luncheon: Hoarding Disorder
Jun
14
11:30 AM11:30

BID Hospital-Milton Luncheon: Hoarding Disorder

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

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton is holding a luncheon on neurological factors, identification and documentation in multi-family housing as well as new treatment resources.  View flyer.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Daniel Mendoza (BID Hospital-Plymouth, South Shore Hospital) will speak about the neuropsychology and neurobiological causes of hoarding disorder and pharmacological treatments.
     
  • Laura Minier (Town of Scituate, Scituate Hoarding Response Team) will cover the history of the municipal response to hoarding disorder and discuss available treatment and support options.
     
  • Lee Ann Frigulietti (Beacon Communities – Beacon Residential Management) will speak on the development of a hoarding disorder assessment and documentation program in a multi-family setting


R.S.V.P. by Monday, June 11 to 617-313-1126

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Coalition Building Training
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Coalition Building Training

Morning Session -- Learn the keys to coalition development and sustaining momentum through multiple coalition life-cycles in this half-day training. Participants will go back to basics to reflect on the essence of their coalition: why it exists in the first place and how it might evolve over time as coalition members and leaders come and go. What does it mean to adapt as the community changes? Learn about activities, processes, and structures that build and sustain effective coalitions through interactive exercises and worksheets. The trainer will also review a framework for creating the foundational documents of coalitions, including creating bylaws, defining what active membership means, and defining their mission and vision.

Afternoon Session -- This half day training will encourage participants to examine their coalition structure and explore other models of coalitions. Participants will engage in activities that will have them assess their governance and leadership structure, as well as the current roles that coalition members play. Participants will dive more deeply into strategies for maintaining an effective coalition.

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Town of Randolph Lunch & Learn: Teens & Vaping
Jun
12
11:30 AM11:30

Town of Randolph Lunch & Learn: Teens & Vaping

Almost 24% of Massachusetts high school students report using e-cigarettes. Join the Town of Randolph during your lunch break on Tuesday, June 12th for free lunch and a discussion on teen use of vape pens/e-cigarettes. Guest speaker Mary Cole, MPH, CHES, Coordinator of the Greater Boston Tobacco Free Community Partnership, will be discussing trends in vaping and will have products available to view. Free lunch is provided. View flyer.

Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-about-teens-and-vaping-tickets-46728774021 or by emailing pneal@randolph-ma.gov.

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Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward
Jun
12
8:00 AM08:00

Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward

MASSCAP, in conjunction with Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, look forward to sharing the findings of our new report "Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding A Way Forward" and taking action together. 

Read the Executive SummaryRead the full report.


Panel & Discussion:

  • Moderated by Chazy Dowaliby (Former Editor, Patriot Ledger)
  • Tim Cahill (President & Executive Director, Quincy Chamber of Commerce)
  • Michelle Elias Bloomer (Dean, Professional Studies & Workforce Development, Bunker Hill Community College)
  • Richard Fernandez (President & CEO, BID Hospital - Milton)
  • Gail Sokoloff (Senior Director for Community Impact, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley)
  • Beth Ann Strollo (CEO, Quincy Community Action Programs)
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