Category Archives: Medfield Youth Outreach

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MCAP’s “Partners in Prevention” at Library 1/12

Annette Anderson, RPh, a Medfield CVS pharmacist, routinely educates parents, youth, and senior citizens about the safe use of prescription medication and provides vital information to consider as a patient. Using the CVS Health “Prescription for Parents” curriculum, she will share information about the effects of prescription drugs on the body and brain, the science behind addiction, resources available for those who need treatment, and how to feel comfortable having a discussion with your children about safe use. This training is free for all adults and is sponsored by Medfield Cares About Prevention. For more information about this community coalition, please visit MedfieldCares.org RSVP is not required but is appreciated: https://bit.ly/2CNUtau Questions? Contact Medfield Youth Outreach at medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net Prescription for Parents: A CVS Presentation A joint partnership of Medfield Cares About Prevention and Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention PARTNERS IN PREVENTION PARENT TRAINING SERIES: JANUARY 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Medfield Public Library 468 Main Street Medfield, MA 02052

Medfield Foundation’s Camp Fund a Success

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Medfield Foundation’s Camp Fund Succeeds

The Medfield Foundation Camp Fund completed a successful year, raising more than its $5,000 target, to send Medfield in need children to summer camp and to provide swim pond passes. The Medfield Foundation Camp Fund is in its second year, and is a direct initiative of the Medfield Foundation board members. The Medfield Foundation thanked the Medfield community for its outpouring of support that sent the kids to summer camp.

The Medfield Foundation Camp Fund was hugely aided this year by a major $5,000 grant from the Home Committee. Longtime Home Committee member and current chairperson, Kathy Thompson stated that “the Home Committee was impressed by the Medfield Foundations Camp Fund during its initial year last summer, sending Medfield children to our local camps, and this year the Home Committee wanted to support such a great, local goal for Medfield kids.”

The Medfield Foundation Camp Fund teamed with the Medfield Park & Recreation Commission and the Medfield Youth Outreach to identify the children in need of assistance and to provide scholarships to the kids. This summer 18 children were helped to attend 28 weeks of summer camp and 9 swim pond passes were provided allowing approximately 34 people to attend the pond. Medfield Youth Outreach Director, Dawn Alcott, said “I hope the Medfield Foundation really recognizes that its help is so far beyond camp or a one time boost. The Camp Fund allowed caregivers to continue at their jobs…and ultimately kept families in their homes or at the very least more financially secure! The recipients are so genuine in their thanks and their relief.”

The Medfield Foundation (www.MedfieldFoundation.org) is a volunteer-run private nonprofit, tax deductible 501(c)(3) corporation created in 2001 that has raised over $2 m. in private monies for public purposes in Medfield. The Medfield Foundation is raising a $1 m. endowment that will provide a permanent legacy of support for public purposes in Medfield. A variety of planned giving opportunities are available.

Mental health information

Last night while attending the Warrant Committee meeting at the Public Safety Building, I picked up one of the relatively new INTERFACE referral cards (a copy of the card appears below).  The Town of Medfield signed on with INTERFACE starting in November, and since then any resident can INTERFACE to get a referral to a mental health professional.  The back of the card lists other mental health resources.

Call the INTERFACE® Helpline 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411 WILLIAM JAMES COLLEGE INTERFACE Referral Service Where can you learn about Mental Health Resources in or near your community? How can you access Mental Health Services for all ages? Find answers at the INTERFACE Referral Service. interface.williamjames.edu Call Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm to consult with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized, matched referrals. For additional information and resources, please visit interface. wil liam james .edu/ community /medfield. Funding for this valuable service is generously provided by the Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield.Interface cards_Page_2

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Suicide prevention training

The newly-formed Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (“MCSP”) invites interested community members to attend a FREE suicide prevention training taught by Riverside Trauma Center. The training is intended to help address this public health crisis by rais-ing awareness of suicidal behavior and teaching tools that can help prevent suicide. The MCSP particularly encourages parents and adults to attend. We hope to offer train-ing specially targeted to youth at a future date. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:00-9:00 p.m. The United Church of Christ in Medfield 496 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 FREE to the Public For questions, contact Heather Krauss at hacarlson@hotmail.com If you are inclined to financially support the MCSP, please consider making a donation through its Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/MedfieldCoalitionforSuicidePrevention RSVP not required, but kindly appreciated. To RSVP, please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba5af2ea3f94-free

Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention

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The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is a newly formed steering-committee (created September 2017) of community members/professionals who desire to create a coalition that promotes mental health resources.  We recognize that a public health crisis has touched our town and by coming together, we can form an initiative that raises awareness and has the potential to save lives . The MCSP has created this GoFundMe account in order to raise funds that will:

  • hire a consultant to effectively guide our development of a strategic plan for suicide prevention among all ages in Medfield
  • create and disseminate printed resources
  • fund future QPR trainings
[The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a program of Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP).]
Funds raised will benefit:
Medfield Foundation, Inc.

  Certified Charity
Medfield, MA

1:30PM today – Grief Support Meeting for the Friends of Tom Beardsley

From Medfield Youth Outreach –

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Hi Everyone,

Grief Support Meeting for the Friends of Tom Beardsley

Young adults and concerned parents are invited to a grief support meeting for the friends of Tom Beardsley.  The meeting will be held at the United Church of Christ (496 Main St., Medfield), at 1:30pm.  The meeting will be facilitated by Psychologist Larry Berkowitz, EdD of Riverside Trauma Center and Dawn Alcott, LICSW of Medfield Youth Outreach.  If you have questions about the meeting, please call Pastor Karen Munn (cell: 269.932.8602) or the UCC Medfield office(508.359.2351).

Also… Forwarded is a webinar from Family’s From Depression Awareness.  If you recognize the name of the person who sent it…yes…our own Ari the MSW intern from BC who helped us in 2016 and 2017 with data collection for MCAP is now a big part of what they do.  Please share this webinar as a resource to parents and professionals in your circles.

My best,

Dawn

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Arielle Cohen <ari@familyaware.org>

Subject: Please share! Free Teen Depression Webinar with Dr. Nancy Rappaport
To: Dawn Alcott <dalcott@medfield.net>, cgoldstein-walsh@medfield.net
Hello Dawn and Chelsea

I hope this email finds you well. I saw that the Medfield Youth Outreach Facebook page shared our Teen Depression webinar post. Thank you so much! I wanted to go ahead and send you this email as well. At the bottom you will find a flyer and some fact sheets that may be of use to you. The flyer has a QR code (believe it or not, people still use those!), so it makes it easy for families to register if they are waiting in your office. We have two more webinars coming up, so I’ll reach out again when I have more information.

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Expert Presenter, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, will discuss what schools and parents can do when a teen is reluctant to seek treatment or ask for help. The program is designed for parents, caregivers, school educators and personnel, youth workers, and anyone interested in teen mental health. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion.

After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and we’ll send you a free set of our Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens, in English or Spanish.

Can’t attend the live webinar? Register today to submit your questions and watch the recorded webinar after it airs.

Please share information about the free webinar with your network!

On behalf of the families of Families for Depression Awareness, thank you for helping save teen lives by sharing this resource!

Kindly,

Arielle


Arielle Cohen
Programs Coordinator
Families for Depression Awareness
391 Totten Pond Road, Suite 101
Waltham, MA 02451
781-890-0220
www.familyaware.org

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This email is intended for municipal use only and must comply with the Town of Medfield’s policies and state/federal laws. Under Massachusetts Law, any email created or received by an employee of The Town of  Medfield is considered a public record.  All email correspondence is subject to the requirements of M.G.L. Chapter 66. This email may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review or distribution by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient please contact the sender and delete all copies.

 

 

 

This email is intended for municipal use only and must comply with the Town of Medfield’s policies and state/federal laws. Under Massachusetts Law, any email created or received by an employee of The Town of  Medfield is considered a public record.  All email correspondence is subject to the requirements of M.G.L. Chapter 66. This email may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review or distribution by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient please contact the sender and delete all copies.

 

Send a Medfield child to camp

From the Medfield Foundation, Inc.

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Attention Medfield Residents!

Help send a child in need to camp this summer.

This is an especially difficult time of year for some local families who want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

MFi is launching a special fundraising effort to help send kids to camp and/or purchase family passes to Hinkley Pond for local families in need.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Our goal is 200 families donating $50 each. Your generosity and support are much appreciated. Can we count on you to help?

Donate Now!

https://www.networkforgood.org/donati…/ExpressDonation.aspx…