Category Archives: Medfield Youth Outreach

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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.

 

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…

Parental skills training tonight

From Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) yesterday –

All parents welcome

You are welcome to attend and bring other parents/adults who care about Medfield youth with you.  If you could tweet about this, post to your facebook pages, blogs, share from Medfield Youth Outreach’s facebook page or MCAP’s it would be so very helpful.  This is coming together quickly due to the needs of hurting parents in the community and literally just gained final approval this evening.  This rose organically from the community. Let’s get behind it and spread the word!

Medfield Youth Outreach

 

Open Invitation For All Parents:

St. Edward Church of Medfield warmly welcomes Jim McCauley, LICSW, from Riverside Trauma Center for an evening where parents can develop their skills in navigating conversations with youth about depression and feelings of hopelessness. The Regional MetroWest data supports that youth are reporting more stress and that some have reported depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide (MWAHS, 2016).  Parents have been reaching out community wide for ways to have meaningful conversations with their youth about these issues and to find pathways to build greater support in the community.

This evening is sure to be a dialogue to empower Medfield families in navigating these discussions and finding resources for the future.

 

Please join us on TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH AT 7PM AT ST. EDWARD CHURCH.  For more information please contact St. Edward Church: 508-359-6150 or amosheabrooke@stedward-ma.org.

Childcare available for ages 4+.

 

RSVP here

 

All community parents are welcome.

 

Selectmen 12/20

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Angel tree – make wishes come true

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Angel Tree program relies on the generous spirit of Medfield residents

The Angel Tree is up in the Medfield Public Library and needs your help! This program helps Medfield families who need some extra assistance this holiday season by providing two “wants” and two “needs” for each child or teen in the family. Participating families submit a wish list of items for their children, and those wishes are added to paper Christmas angels that adorn the Angel Tree on display in the library.

To support a family in our community, simply visit the tree during normal library hours, select one or more angels, fulfill the child’s wish listed on the angel, and return the wrapped gift to the Angel Tree with the paper angel attached to the gift. The program runs until Wednesday, December 14th, so please be sure to return your wrapped gift to the tree by 5:30 pm on that day. The gifts will then be collected and distributed to families so their holidays can shine a little brighter.

This program is made possible by the generosity of Medfield residents, and we are so grateful for your warmth and caring spirit! Questions about the Angel Tree can be directed to Medfield Youth Outreach at (508) 359-7121 or medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net.