Helping to reduce drug and alcohol use in Cheshire County
PO Box 603, 63 Community Way, Keene NH 03431 | Ph: 603-352-9425 | sjohnston@scshelps.org
Helping to reduce drug and alcohol use in Cheshire County
PO Box 603, 63 Community Way, Keene NH 03431 | Ph: 603-352-9425 | sjohnston@scshelps.org

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February 22, 2017
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  • Date/Time Event
    Friday, February 24, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    AA TOAD
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Friday, February 24, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    NA
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Friday, February 24, 2017
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Al-Anon
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    AA TOAD
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Practicing Principles
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Sunday, February 26, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    AA BB Step Study
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Sunday, February 26, 2017
    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
    Narcotics Anonymous
    Monadnock Community Hospital Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Peterborough New Hampshire
    Monday, February 27, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    AA TOAD
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Monday, February 27, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    NA
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Monday, February 27, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    AA Womens
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    AA TOAD
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    NA
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    Serenity Center Board Meeting
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Friday, March 3, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    AA TOAD
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
    Friday, March 3, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    NA
    Keene Serenity Center, Keene NH
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  • The Identifying and Engaging Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Information for practitioners, and public officials on the use of data and analytics, and outreach to locate and engage homeless veterans.  Get the toolkit

    Effective Homeless Crisis Response Systems for Veterans Information for practitioners and public officials concerning concepts and practices central for effective homeless crisis response system for veterans.  Get the toolkit

    The Connecting to Permanent Housing Helps practitioners and public officials broaden and strengthen connections and access to safe, decent, and affordable permanent housing for veterans. Info on private market and landlord engagement strategies, special considerations for VA and non-VA mainstream housing programs, and resources for rural and high cost/low vacancy communities. Get toolkit

    The Housing Stability  Information for on housing stability and related practices. Key strategies, action steps, and related resources that support housing stability among veterans are reviewed, including services and resources that increase veteran income. Get toolkit

    Ask the Question Campaign- Managed by Easter Seals New Hampshire The goals is to improve access to and quality of services for veterans, service members and there families, by encouraging providers of all kinds to identify this population in their intake process and provide appropriate care planning and referrals. You can email AskTheQuestion@eastersealsnh.org  for more information or visit this Link.

    Statewide Military Culture Training Opportunities-Managed by Dare Mighty Things The goal of the Military Culture Training Initiative is to provide 50 military cultures trainings to organizations across New Hampshire, as well asseverate statewide conferences. For more information, contact Jacqueline Bessette at jjb@faremightythings.com

    Community Mental Health Center (CMHC)-Military Liaison Initiative The goal pf the CMHC Military Liaison Initiative (MLI) is to improve access to and quality of care for veterans, service members and military families while promoting partnerships between the community mental health system and military services/ support. For more information, contact Sue Brown at sjbrown@riverbendcmhc.org

    Statewide Military & veteran Family Initiative-Managed by NAMI New Hampshire The goal of this collaboration initiative is the engage, educate and empower military and veteran families by providing family/ caregiver trainings (including Mental Health First Aid), and training family members to reduce stigma by speaking publicly about suicide prevention and getting mental health treatment. For more information, contact Annette Carbonneau at acarbonneau@naminh.org

    Eligibility Criteria for VA Benefits & Services  If you ever served in the active military, naval, or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable; or are a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard and were called to active duty and completed the full period for which you were called, you may be eligible for VA health care benefits. To understand or see if you qualify for enhanced eligibility criteria (e.g., if you are a former Prisoner of War, recipient of the Purpler Heart Medal, etc.) please call you local VA Medical Center or visit: this link.

    NH State Office of Veteran Services  The NH State Office of veterans Services provides assistance to veterans and there dependents by working with them to secure all benefits to which they my be entitled. (603) 624-9230 or (800)-622-9230; www.nh.gov/nhveterans

    NH Employment Security- Priority of Service for Veterans  The nH branch for Veterans at the NH Employment Security os the Priority of service for Veterans. they provide employment assistance at every NH Employment Security Office which has a Veteran Representative on-site to assist veterans with employment needs. (603) 224-3311 or (800) 852-3400; www.nhes.nh.gov/services/jobseekers/veterans/index.htm#eligible

    Military OneSource-  is an online resources available to military families. it offers no cost, convenient, confidential access to resources on all topics relating to military life. For more information please visit this link.

    After Deployment- is an online resource for the military community dealing with common challenges faced after deployment. For more information please visit this link.

    Key Contacts:

    VA Medical Centers

    Manchester, NH- Phone (603) 624-4366 or (800) 893-8384; www.manchester.va.gov

    White River Jct., VT- Phone (803) 295-9363 or (866) 687-8387; www.whiteriver.va.gov/

    VA Services/ Benefits

    Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)- Phone (800) 827-1000; www.benefits.va.gov/manchester

     

    Additional resources can be found on the Resources for Homeless Veterans and Homeless Veteran Service Providers page.

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  • Upcoming Trainings

    Date/Time Event
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    6:30 pm
    Starting a Support Group with Sue McKowen
    Conant High School, Jaffrey New Hampshire
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    6:30 pm
    Decriminalization & Legalization of Marijuana
    Jaffrey Fire Department, Jaffrey New Hampshire

     

    More Training Resources 

    Hazelden FoundationFree online training

    http://www.bhevolution.org/public/cdp_webinars.page

    Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies

    PO Box 565, Round Rock, Texas 78681

    www.cdstudies.com

    (866)523-26692669PO Box 565 | Round Rock, TX

    McKissock Social Worker School

    www.mckissock.com

    (800) 428-2008

    Labans Home Study Trainings

    www.last-homestudy.com

    (800)795-5278

    J&K Seminars Video Home Study CE Programs

    1861 Wickersham Lane

    Lancaster, PA 17603-2327

    www.jkseminarts/com

    jk@jkseminars.com

    (800) 801-5415

     Continuing Education for Social Workers

    CME Resource

    Online and Catalog Home Study courses

    www.NETCE.com/SW09

    (800) 232-4238

     VT Center for Health & Learning

    ADAP Prevention Trainings

    www.healthandlearning.org

    info@healthandlearning.org

    (802)254-6590

     

    Online and Distant Learning

    Maintained by the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Network

    http://addictionEd.org

     

    Brown University

    Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies’ Distance Learning Program

    www.browndlp.org

    (401) 863-6606

    Please register for the trainings with us by email, fax, mail or online at www.nhadaca.org.

    INTERNSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

    In addtion to providing free prevention education through presentations, events, and resource referrals, MADAC also offers partial payment (up to $50.00 per training) towards prevention education opportunities for anyone wishing to further their prevention knowledge or pursue Certified Prevention Certification through the State of New Hampshire. For more information on Prevention Education and Prevention Certification, internationalcredentialing.org/

    • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    As an intern or volunteer, you will get valuable experience in the field of drug and alcohol prevention. Internships are unpaid and can be 15 hours per week or 15 hours per month, as your availability allows. All levels of involvement are appreciated.

    What would you do as a volunteer or intern? 

    • Be New Media Communications Expert for Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and LinkedIn pages & newsletter content
    • Create and develop marketing materials/event info & ads
    • Research current reports and alerts from the ONDCP
    • Set up presentations and other events or deliver items
    • Respond to inquires / correspondence with opportunities to volunteer

     

    Volunteer

     

    EDUCATION RESOURCES & TOOLS

    NH Center for Excellence
    www.nhcenterforexcellence.org

    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association
    http://www.nhadaca.org/

    NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders
    http://www.nhadaca.org/training.html

    Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force
    http://www.mctft.com/edrug_training/browse_courses.shtml

    Mental Health First Aid
    http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/about/mental-health-first-aid

    Veteran’s Behavioral Health Certificate
    http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/training-courses/veterans-behavioral-health-certificate/

    Overdose Toolkit
    http://www.madacnh.org/wp-content/uploads/SAMHSA-Opiod-Overdose-Toolkit.pdf

    Parents:

    1. Talking to your kids/Communicating the risks (marijuana)<https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-parents-need-to-know/talking-to-your-kids-communicating-risks>

    2. Parent Talk Kit<http://medicineabuseproject.org/assets/documents/parent_talk_kit.pdf>

    3. Younger Kids Site, but very helpful<http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/talk-about-drugs.html>

    4. Talking to Your Kids About Drugs if You Did Drugs<http://www.drugfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/How-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-drugs-if-you-did-drugs.pdf>   (very helpful, but use your judgment furnishing this one)

    5. It Starts With Preschoolers<http://www.phoenixhouse.org/prevention/when-to-start/>

     

     

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  • Downloads

    Family Resources (Page 1)

    Family Resources (Page 2)

    New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Issues Brief: Impaired Driving in New Hampshire 

    Family Resources

    INSURANCE: For Health plans covering drug treatment and tobacco cessation, call ServiceLink 357-1922 or Planned Parenthood 352-6898

    NH Health & Human Services 357-3510

    Community Services

    City of Keene Youth Services, 357-9810
    Community Kitchen, 352-3200
    Monadnock United Way Help Line, 352-1999
    Mayhew, 744-6131
    Salvation Army, 352-0607
    Service Link Hotline-Elderly 1-866-634-9412
    Southwestern Community Services, 352-7512

    Things to Do

    Acting Out, 355-3040, ext. 107
    Keene YMCA, 352-6002
    Keene Recreation, 357-9829
    Keene Library, 352-0157
    Monadnock Volunteer 357-6893

    Counseling Services

    Antioch Psychological Serv. Cntr., 357-1024
    Cheshire Mediation, 358-3322
    Child & Family Parent Line, 1-800-640-6486
    MAPS, 355-2244
    Monadnock Family Services, 357-4400

    Health Services & Family Planning

    NH Healthy Kids 354-6674
    HCS Prenatal Help 352-2253
    Planned Parenthood, 352-6898
    Pregnancy Resource Center, 358-6460
    Partners in Health, 352-1304
    AIDS Services, 357-6855
    STD Info 1-800-232-4636

    Dating/Domestic Violence

    Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, 352-3782
    Child abuse/neglect  1-800-894-5533
    Rape & Assault Hotline, 1-888-511-6287

    Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

    NH Treatment Locator:  http://nhtreatment.org/

    Keene Serenity Center: 603-283-5015

    Al-Anon for NH, 1-888-425-2666
    Alateen of Keene, 759-0732
    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) NH Hotline, 1-800-593-3330
    Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities, 354-6513
    Monadnock Substance Abuse Services, 357-4400
    Narcotics Anonymous (NA) for NH, 1-888-624-3578

    The eastern side of NH is part of the VT Green Mountain area of NA.
    The site listing for those meetings is “gmana.org<http://gmana.org>”
    Phoenix House, Keene, 358-4041
    Phoenix House Dublin Academy, 1-888-286-5027
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1-800-662-4357
    Parents: The Anti-Drug, -855-378-4373
    Withdrawl.org (for help with substance withdrawl symptoms)

    NH Center for Excellence www.nhcenterforexcellence.org/

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline:
    http://www.missingkids.com/cybertipline/

    Suicide and Depression

    Samariteens/The Samaritans, 357-5505

    Other

    Adult Learning Serv/Comm. Edu., 357-0088
    American Red Cross NH West, 352-3210
    Legal Aid, 1-800-639-5290
    NH Legal Assistance, 1-800-562-3994
    Linda’s Closet (Women Clothes Resource) 357-1015
    Monadnock Developmental Serv., 352-1304
    Monadnock United Way, 352-4209
    NH Parent Information Cente, 224-7005
    NH Div for Children, Youth and Families357-3510
    Project Share Thrift Shop, 352-8464
    Shelter From the Storm, 532-8222
    Keene Vet Center Outstation, 358-4950

    Prevention Coalitions

    Monadnock Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coalition, 352-9425
    Winchester ACCESS, 209-5965

    Click here for a listing of support groups and resources, published by the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

    Support Documents

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    Provides time and place of meetings in area or residence.
    Toll free: 1-800-593-3330
    www.aa.org

    Al-Anon and Alateen
    Local phone: (603) 228-2542
    Friends of alcoholics share their experience, strength, and hope to solve their common problems.
    www.nhal-anon.org

    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Help Line and Treatment
    Cocaine abuse 24-hour hotline & treatment.
    Toll free: 1-800-234-0420

    Alcohol Crisis Intervention/Phoenix Health Center Keene
    Alcohol and drug treatment center.
    Phone: (603) 358-4041

    Family Resources

    Keene, NH: http://www.keenenh.com/resources/familyresources.asp

     

     

     

    Community Partners

    AA Hotline
    ActingOut
    Aids Services for the Monadnock Region
    AmeriCorps VISTA
    Antioch Psychological Services Center
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Monadnock Region
    Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition
    Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
    CADCA
    Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities
    Cheshire County Government
    Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene
    City of Keene Youth Services
    Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
    Division for Children, Youth and Families
    Drug Enforcement Administration
    Drug Info Hotline
    Grapevine Community Resource Center
    Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce
    Greater Monadnock Public Health Network
    Hinsdale Community Coalition
    Home Healthcare, Hospice Services
    Keene Family YMCA
    MAPS Counseling Services
    Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention
    Monadnock Parents
    Monadnock Servicelink
    Monadnock Substance Abuse Services
    Monadnock Teens
    Monadnock United Way
    Monadnock Voices for Prevention
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving
    Narcotics Anonymous
    National Alliance for Mental Ilness
    New Futures
    New Hampshire Al-Anon/Alateen
    New Hampshire Liquor Commission
    New Hampshire National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
    New Hampshire Public Health Network
    NH 2-1-1
    NH Suicide Prevention Council & Resource Center
    Office of National Drug Control Policy
    Phoenix House
    Planned Parenthood
    Southwest Region Planning Commission
    Southwestern Community Services
    State Suicide Prevention Council
    Teen Line
    The River Center
    The Samaritans, Inc. & Samariteens
    UNH Cooperative Extension
    Vision 2020
    Vision 2020 Champions Program

     

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  • Resources

    NH Treatment Locator

    NH Treatment Resource Guide
    http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/guide.htm

    NIDA online Booklet: Drugs, Brains, & Behavior: The Science of Addiction

    Find Your Legislator

     
    Overdose Toolkit

    Keene Serenity Center, Mechanic Street, Keene  Recovery meetings every day. Wednesdays: Young adult meeting 630-730pm at the Unitarian Church on Washington Street.
    www.keeneserenitycenter.org/

    Phoenix House
    http://www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/new-hampshire/

    Monadnock Family Services

    http://www.mfs.org/

    Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency

    http://www.monadnockpsa.org/

    Brattleboro Retreat

    http://www.brattlebororetreat.org/

     

    Keene Metro– for information keenemetro@cmglp.com

    Join Groups (Recover Together)-Keene                                                                                         103 Roxbury Street, Suite 101
    (800) 683-8313 | Fax: (802) 332-3949 | info@joinGroups.com

    M: 9am-3pm
    T: 9am-3pm
    W: 9am-3pm
    Th: 9am-6pm
    F: 10am-2pm

    Touchstone Counseling – 80 Roxbury Street, Keene 852-2709 Kate Robertson

    F.A.S.T.E.R: Families Advocating Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery –
    Thursday 7:00 pm- 8:30pm Wellness Center Conference Room – Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH. LOOKING FOR KEENE FACILITATORS 

    Cornerstone House for Men- affordable sober living home in
    Tilton/Northfield, New Hampshire is now open under new management with 12
    available beds for adult men in recovery from addiction or alcoholism.

    Cornerstone House Application :

    Cornerstone House Application

    Riverbank House – a fast growing recovery community, with a crisis stabilization center, and a long-term residential rehab facility.”

    www.riverbankhouse.net<http://www.riverbankhouse.net/>

     Hope for NH Recovery
    www.hopefornhrecovery.org
    Alcoholics Anonymous  – www.nhaa.net for meeting schedule and events
    Narcotics Anonymous – www.gmana.org or www.gsana.org for meetings
     For Treatment Options Outside of New Hampshire: 1-800-662-4357 or https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

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  • Volunteering with MADAC

    Are you passionate about substance misuse prevention, intervention, treatment, or recovery? Would you like to help make a difference in your community & have an impact on the future of our youth?

    MADAC is a volunteer based coalition, meaning that other than one paid staff, MADAC is made up solely of compassionate community members like YOU. We value our volunteers and appreciate every contribution they make whether it be 10 hours a week or 2 hours a month. We understand that your time is precious, and therefore any time donated is significant.

    To show our appreciation, MADAC helps it’s volunteers with training costs- Please contact Sarah Johnston at sjohnston@scshelps.org to learn more.

     

     

    MADAC Volunteer Application - PDF Form

    You may print the form and submit it to:

    MADAC Project Coordinator • PO Box 603 • 63 Community Way • Keene, NH 03431

    Email: sjohnston@scshelps.org

    Download (PDF, Unknown)

    All fields marked with * are mandatory. Please note, a background check is required 

    Internships with MADAC:

    If you are a high school or college student and would like to be considered for an internship, please provide:
    1) a detailed schedule of dates and times you are available and unavailable (school vacations, shutdown etc).
    2) a resume and cover letter outlining your career goals and expectations
    3) two references – both of whom can be a professor
    4) completed application (in this app can we add a check-off box that applicant agrees to confidentiality statement)

    Interns are offered a variety of projects big and small to work on. After orientation, applicants will shadow for the first two weeks. Interns will attend local, state level, and federal level trainings and meetings, and may participate in state level policy advocacy, and federal level reporting. MADAC will pay for prevention education credits toward State of NH Certified Prevention Specialist Certification. Professional attire is expected.

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      • All events run from 8:30AM to 4:00 PM Unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions please contact us at 603.225.7060, or by email at

    TrainingInstitute@NHADACA.org. You may pay for your training with your credit card through Paypal, even if you do not have your own Paypal account,

        by check, or by calling our office.
        Didn’t find the topic you need? For a list of regional & national Professional Development events

    click here.

     

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  • Support Groups and Resources of the Eastern Monadnock Region (4 page download):

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    Support Groups and Resources of the Eastern Monadnock Region

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    Support Groups p.2

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    Resources page 3

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    Resources p.4

     

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  • To find out how MADAC can support prevention education

    or school based youth activities

     contact Sarah Johnston at sjohnston@scshelps.org or call (603) 352-9425

     

     Monadnock Future of Prevention

    Parent Messaging Initiative

    The Monadnock Region completed a Teen Assessment Project with the local middle schools in 2016. As a result of the measures in this survey along with statistics from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey done every other year with high schools, it was clear that there are some risk behaviors of concern and a number of protective factors that need strengthening.

    Of special concern was the low number of local middle schoolers (32%) that talk to their parents about problems or high schoolers (48%) who have not had a talk with their parents about the risks of substance use.

    In discussion with Principals and guidance staff  in SAU 29, interest was expressed in having messages that schools could use with parents in a variety of ways helping to reinforce good parenting skills and raising parent awareness of local risk behaviors. In addition during a meeting with a parent advisory group, parents expressed dismay at some of the local statistics and indicated that they would appreciate short tips to help them as they navigate the joys and challenges of raising adolescents. They also desired tips on how to initiate conversations with their child on these topics.

    The Future of Prevention group is a network of agencies and organizations in the Monadnock Region whose work involves some of the critical issues of youth such as substance misuse, mental health, wellness, and violence prevention. This group decided to respond to the above interest by establishing a Parent Messaging initiative.

    Short messages around identified areas of concern will be developed. These messages will also include a link or reference to where further information on the topic can be found including local statistics, current research based facts, and ways parents can address these topics with their child.

     

     

    PREVENTION EDUCATION CURRICULUM: PROJECT SUCCESS
    Project SUCCESS – designed to prevent and reduce substance use among students 12 to 18 years of age at risk for substance use and abuse due to poor academic performance, truancy, discipline problems, negative attitudes toward school, and parental substance abuse.
    Email sjohnston@scshelps.org for help with purchases and facilitator training.

     

     

    For additional school prevention curriculums, check the

    NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS & PRACTICES

    NREPP is a searchable online database of more than 350 evidence-based mental health and substance abuse interventions.  Programs and curriculum can be used in schools K – 12 and in colleges across the country. For more information and questions please visit the NREPP website at: http://nrepp.samhsa.gov or contact by email at nrepp@samhsa.hhs.gov or by phone at 1-866-436-7377.

     

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    Store Medicine Safely

    • Put all medicines up and away and out of sight.
    • Put medicine away after every use, even if you need to give another dose in a few hours.
    • Keep visitors’ purses, bags, and coats out of the reach of kids, as they may contain medicine.

    Give Medicine Safely

    • Use the dosing device that comes with the medicine, not a kitchen spoon.
    • Read and follow the label, and avoid giving your child more than one medicine with the same active ingredient.
    • When other caregivers are giving your child medicine, write clear instructions about what medicine to give, when to give it and how much to give.

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     VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, EVENTS, AND UPCOMING TRAININGS.

    To volunteer for an event and to find out how MADAC can help with the cost of trainings,  contact Sarah Johnston at sjohnston@scshelps.org or  603-352-9425.

    Date WHAT / PLACE / TIME / CONTACT INFORMATION
    ONGOING  TRAINING: New Futures Online Advocacy Training – http://www.new-futures.org/get-involved

     

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    SAVE THESE DATES FOR OUR UPCOMING  
    SAFE & DRUG FREE COMMUNITY MEETINGS:  
    December 21st (3rd Wednesday)

    January 25th

    February 15th

    March 22nd

    April 26th

    May 24th

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     NHADACA Webinars:

    Co-Occurring Disorders in Youth: Offering Hope and Help with Mental Health & Substance Misuse
    with Ann Duckless
      1 Hour Webinar Training
    PRESENTATION:  Mental health issues often surface in school settings.  Nationally, 1 in 5 youth will experience a serious emotional disorder.  When additional stresses of substance misuse enter the picture, it often becomes more difficult to seek help (on the part of the youth) and to recognize what issues need immediate help (on the part of adults).  This webinar is intended for participants who do not have extensive experience in the field of mental health, since an overview of thought and mood disorders that often impact youth development will be offered, as well as the complicating intersection with substance misuse. It is imperative that we as providers embrace hope with early detection of mental health and substance use disorders, and to openly acknowledge that treatment works, and recovery is possible. Participants will:
    1. Learn the signs and symptoms of thought and mood disorders and how to effectively intervene.
    2. Understand the complexity of co-occurring disorders, with the intersection of mental health and substance misuse challenges.
    3. Be aware of treatment implications when involving trauma and loss.

    PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.  

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  Free   *Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included   For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org
    1 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Planning & Evaluation, Communication, Community Organization, Professional Growth & Responsibility
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11-13 & 17   
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).
      Transgender 101: What Substance Abuse Counselors Need to Know
    with Gia Drew
    1 Hour Webinar Training
    PRESENTATION: This one hour TRANSGENDER 101 webinar is a basic introduction to what it means to be Transgender.  Included will be information about why we should become better informed about this issue and what it’s like to be a Transgender person in society today. The presentation will address terminology and language that is supportive of Transgender people and the situations they may face navigating family, work, and transition, should they decide to do so. There will be facts about the barriers transgender people encounter because of ongoing stigma and ignorance and a summary of best practices to support Transgender individuals. As a result of this training participants will:

    •  learn what it means to be Transgender by learning and hearing about the experiences of transgender people;
    • understanding the language and terminology related to Transgender people, including the differences between Sex and Gender;
    • have a clearer picture of what Transitioning means to each person; and
    • Learn best practices to use when interacting with a Transgender person.

    PRESENTER:   Gia Drew is a Diversity Educator and Consultant, LGBT Advocate and Public Policy Specialist.  Originally from Boston, she has worked in New England for more than 35 years and has called Maine home for the last 15.  Currently she works as Program Director at EqualityMaine, serves as board president for Maine Transgender Network, and runs her own consulting business. Before becoming an LGBT advocate and public policy specialist, she was a high school teacher and coach for twenty years and in that time became one of Maine’s first OUT transgender public school teachers and one of the first transgender coaches in the country.

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  Free   *Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included            For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org
    1 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Communication, professional growth & responsibility
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5, 7, 15, 17 & 18      
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

                                     CRISIS LINES OPEN: 
    NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line
     
    Also the Substance Use Disorder Coordinated Access Point Program is a program of Southwestern Community Services and provides a single point of contact for individuals wanting treatment, by providing a level of care assessment and assistance securing services.CAPP flyer
    And the Cheshire County Addiction Assistance Recovery Initiative is a hotline monitored 24/7 to deploy Recovery Coaches to Cheshire Medical Center Emergency Room to meet with individuals and discuss treatment and recovery options and to provide understanding and hope.
      PHONE NUMBER FOR BOTH:  1-844-604-7878

     

    As a reminder, New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association The New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association offers eLearning opportunities throughout the year for you to obtain Contact Hours for your licensure.  NHADACA webinars allow you to participate live and interact with the presenter or view at a time more suitable to your schedule and at your own pace. Again, free for viewing to anyone! Members receive free certificate, non members is $15.00.

     

     

     

     

    MISSION: Influence public awareness, policy, and funding to support alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery especially as it pertains to youth, in Cheshire County, NH.

    GOALS:  Reduce substance use among youth and adults, and strengthen collaborative partnerships within communities.
    We offer prevention activities and education to reduce youth and young adult alcohol and substance use; advocate for policy change and increased funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery; and offer prevention trainings, internships, and substance-free events all year.

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    By using comprehensive prevention activities, and the donated time of volunteers, we work to reduce youth and adult misuse of alcohol & drugs. We also build new partnerships with organizations to create healthier environments. MADAC also advocates for policy change and prevention funding, offers prevention trainings and college internships, and sponsors lots of fun events.

     

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    Sarah Johnston, MADAC Director/ Coordinator
    Sarah has been a resident of Cheshire County for 28 years. In addition to having formerly been a MADAC volunteer since 2012, she has been a professional in the mental health field for over eight years. She has an AS in Human Service and a BS in Addiction Studies. She is working on her certification as an internationally Certified Prevention Specialist as well as becoming a Certified Recovery Support Worker.  She is also a recovery coach volunteering for the ChAAri program.

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    Lauren Bresett , Board Member
    A Westmoreland resident since childhood, Lauren Bressett was a 4-H Youth Educator with UNH Cooperative Extension for 32 years administering the 4-H program throughout Cheshire County.  She was selected as the first recipient of the Maynard and Audrey Heckel Extension Educator Fellowship in 2002. Retired from UNH Cooperative Extension in 2008, Lauren was awarded Extension Educator Emeritus status by the University of New Hampshire. She currently does grantwriting and consults on youth programming and community development and volunteers in a variety of community initiatives. Lauren is currently treasurer of MADAC.

     

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    Terry Clark, Keene City Councilor, Board Member

    Terry Clark is a Keene city councilor representing Ward 3, where he serves on the Finance, Organization and Personnel Committee and Cities For Climate Protection Committee. He recently chaired the city’s Ad Hoc Drug Addiction Solutions Task Force.

    After retiring as a marketing agent representing firms in the tri-state region for the past 30 years, he is now a residential and commercial Realtor for the Masiello Group in Keene. He holds a bachelor degree in Public Affairs/Journalism from Keene State College, has training as a paralegal and is a Justice of the Peace.

    He is a singer/songwriter with an interest in local history, lives in Keene with his wife, Dr. Skye Stephenson, and has four grown children and a grandson.

     

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    Eliezer (Eli) Rivera, Cheshire County Sheriff, Board Chair
    Sheriff Eli Rivera, is a retired Keene Police Lieutenant with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He has been an advocate for education,  having served on the Keene school as board chair and a board member. His vision as a member of the MADAC Board of Director is to provide additional insight and perspective to the issues law enforcement is facing regarding alcohol and substance abuse and to increase MADAC’s overall impact in the prevention of these issues for our youth and young adults.

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    Jeff Saari, Board Member

    Jeff Saari created Jeff Saari Coaching, LLC in 2008 and coaches many local small to medium sized organizations in the Keene, NH area on strategy, communication, teamwork, and leadership.  Jeff is the coach of the 2011 and 2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year recognized by The Hannah Grimes Business Center in Keene.   He is also a faculty-adjunct at Keene State College as well as the author of the book Zero Stress Leadership.  He has certifications in coaching, mindfulness meditation, mediation, Gentle Teaching, and Structural Thinking and is an avid weightlifter, golfer, and drummer.  He lives in Keene with his wife and daughter.  His website is:  www.zerostressleadership.com

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    Erin Rushalko, Board Secretary

    Erin has been a volunteer with MADAC for the past 2 years – she has taken two grant classes and looks forward to using her skills to find money to continue the important work of this coalition. Erin is also in recovery from substance abuse and mental health. She has worked at Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency as Administrative Assistant since 2010 – she is trained in Intentional Peer Support and is also a Certified Mental Health & Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator; she also facilitates the Trauma Survivors Support Group. Erin is very passionate about the correlation between mental health and substance abuse. As the mother of a teenager, the youth movement towards prevention and education about substance abuse is of great importance to her and she looks forward to her work on the board to support MADAC in any way possible.

     

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    603-352-9425

    Email: sjohnston@SCSHELPS.org

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    881 Marlborough Street
    Keene, NH 03431

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    MADAC is funded by the Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant made possible by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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