Nurturing Your Parenting Skills
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Nurturing Your Parenting Skills

  • Quincy Family Resource Center (at Bay State Community Serivces) (map)
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Mondays  | 6:00 - 8:00pm
January 22, 2018 - March 19, 2018

Caregivers learn age appropriate expectations for your child, behavioral management, discipline techniques, and consequences. Dinner and childcare provided. 

Registration required. Please contact Amelia for more information at 617048107227 ext. 166 or awoodley@baystatecs.org

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Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)
Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)

  • Quincy Family Resource Center (at Bay State Community Services) (map)
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Thursdays: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1 | 5:30-8:00pm

Join Linda Perry, a certified practitioner from Avalanche Advocacy Agency Inc., in understanding your child's behaviors, learning strength based approaches to effective parenting, improving parent-child relationship, reducing conflict in your home and other parenting challenges. Childcare and dinner provided free of charge. 

Registration required. Please contact Amelia for more information at 617048107227 ext. 166 or awoodley@baystatecs.org

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Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use

6:00pm -- Interactive Exhibit: 'Hidden in Plain Sight'
6:30 - 8:00pm -- 
Dr. Ruth Potee presesntation “Under Construction: What Every Parent Should Know about the Tween/Teen Brain and Substance Use”

Dr. Ruth Potee is a nationally recognized pediatrician and expert on youth risk-taking behavior.  Her dynamic presentations help adults to understand the maturing adolescent brain to help safeguard our children’s well-being and promote healthy decision-making.  With teen substance use and depression being a growing community concern, this is a must-see informative presentation. 

This event is FREE to the public. Parents, teachers, and community members are welcome.

Bonus: Prior to Dr. Potee’s talk, there will be a unique interactive exhibit called, Hidden in Plain Sight, demonstrating how to spot warning signs of possible substance misuse by using a recreated typical teen bedroom.

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The Chill Zone
Jan
18
4:00 PM16:00

The Chill Zone

  • Quincy Family Resource Center (at Bay State Community Services) (map)
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Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm
January 24, 2018 - February 14, 2018

Come hang in our recreation room for ping pong, four square, and other fun activities for all youth ages 8-12. 

Registration required. Please contact Katie for more information at 617-48107227 ext. 103 or kconley@baystatecs.org

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Quincy Frozen 5K
Jan
8
9:00 AM09:00

Quincy Frozen 5K

Kick off the New Year with the Y at the 7th Annual Frozen 5K Road Race through Quincy!

Runners & walkers of all ages and abilities welcome. Warm up after you run with family & friends at our post-race celebration inside the Quincy Y Briggs Family Field house, featuring family activities and more! Proceeds from the Frozen 5K Road Race will benefit the YMCA's Annual Campaign, helping to fund financial assistance to ensure Y membership, programs and services remain accessible to all. Sponsorship opportunities available. 

Click here to register: https://www.active.com/quincy-ma/running/distance-running-races/frozen-5k-2018  (Online pre-registration will close on Friday, January 5th

 

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Quincy Literacy Symposium
Dec
13
9:30 AM09:30

Quincy Literacy Symposium

Brought to you by the Quincy Planning Department and the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Presenters: 

Jean C. Fahey, PhD
Director of Reading Partnership, South Shore Health System

Jean Rogers, M.S.Ed. 
Screen Time Program Manager, Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood 

Book Giveaway: Participants will receive a copy of Make Time For Reading, compliments of South Shore Health System, signed by author Jean C. Fahey. 

Resource Tables: Local agencies will host tables with information about current programming, best practices, and much more! 

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quincy-literacy-symposium-tickets-39230170496

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CHNA 7/CHNA 20 Grant Information Session
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

CHNA 7/CHNA 20 Grant Information Session

Come find out more about the CHNA7/CHNA 20 multi-year grant opportunity! The grant RFA was released in November, and the full application will be due on February 1, 2018. To download the grant RFA please visit: http://www.bluehillscha.org/current-opportunities/

RSVP for the information session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57PBLJF

 

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Engaging Youth in Opioid Prevention
Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

Engaging Youth in Opioid Prevention

Join Partners HealthCare in Boston for a training presented by Blake Works and Health Resources in Action (HRiA). At this highly interactive training you’ll build skills and gain knowledge needed to talk with youth about the opioid crisis. The training now includes the latest research about fentanyl and marijuana. You’ll also learn proven strategies for engaging youth in substance abuse prevention activities. Leaders from Harvard Medical School and Words Can Work will be interviewed about youth and substance abuse and answer questions about research on youth and marijuana use.

This training is for: prevention professionals, coalition members, public health professionals, program supervisors and managers, school health and support staff, youth workers, after-school personnel, counselors and educators.

Click here for more information and to register.

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MPHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo
Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

MPHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

Massachusetts Public Health Association’s (MPHA’s) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo “Can Health Care Treat Inequality? Organizing for a Health System that Tackles Social Determinants” will feature a panel of leaders leading the way in shaping health care transformation by focusing specifically on the social determinants of health. With massive changes to health care delivery and financing taking place right now in Massachusetts and nationally, the event will explore how the public health community can influence our health system to meaningfully address non-medical barriers to health in Massachusetts.

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The Power of Prevention: A Summit for Adults Caring for Kids in Scituate
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

The Power of Prevention: A Summit for Adults Caring for Kids in Scituate

The goal of this afternoon summit is to build skills among adults that can impact specific risk and protective factors in children.  The program will begin in the Gates Dining Commons, with an overview of the risk factors and protective factors that predict substance use disorder and other behavioral health conditions. Participants will then attend two 1-hour workshops of interest to them. Workshops include:

  • Marijuana Facts
  • The Teen BrainTreating Adolescents with Substance Use Problems
  • College - The Other Talk
  • Vaping
  • Parenting - How to Avoid "The Parental Plateau" 
  • The Power of Relationship Building (for teachers/coaches/clergy/other adults)
  • Anxiety, Stress and Substance Use Risk
  • How to have a drug talk that works - Skills to guide good choices at all age
  • Absenteeism: When Your Child Avoids School
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Public Listening Sessions on Heath Care Community Benefits
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Public Listening Sessions on Heath Care Community Benefits

  • 1 Ashburton Place, 21st floor, Conference Rooms 1&2 Boston, MA (map)
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The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General ("AGO") will be holding three public listening sessions across the Commonwealth to receive input on the AGO's Community Benefits Guidelines for Non-Profit Hospitals and HMOs ("Guidelines").  "Community Benefits" include charity care and community programs provided by hospitals and HMOs that address documented community health needs.  The Guidelines contain voluntary principles to direct hospitals and HMOs to collaborate with their communities to develop programs that address unmet needs and issue annual reports on their efforts. 

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Mental Health First Aid Training
Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Scituate Public Safety Complex, Emergency Operations Center (map)
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps an individual to learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

We hope you'll come to the Milton Police Department's prescription drug return kiosk on Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will have a table there, with helpful information for residents of all ages.  You can also receive a pill lock box, provided for free by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.  It is important to safeguard your pills to keep everyone safe! 

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