GOSNOLD REACHING OUT FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Support Group Open to All Communities
This weekly drop-in group is open to all communities. Substance misuse affects the whole family unit. Education and support is helpful for family members and concerned significant others to understand addiction, treatment options, and stages of recovery. Peer-led meetings are facilitated by a clinician from Gosnold Treatment Center on Sundays, 11:00am-12:30pm, at the Scituate Senior Center, 27 Brook Street, Scituate MA.
FAMILY MEETING FLYER
Contact: Aleeya Ensign
KIDS OF PROMISE (YOUTH)
Support Group at Gates Middle School and Scituate High School
This is a small group, psycho-educational support meeting for students who are affected by a friend or loved one’s substance use. Meetings are facilitated by Caron’s Student Assistance Program Parent/guardian permission is required to participate in this 8-week series during the school day.
LOVED ONES RAISING LOVED ONES
Support Group for all SPS families
This family group meets during the school year, usually on the last Monday of the month at Jenkins Elementary School. Many children in Scituate are being raised by grandparents or family members other than their biological parents. This group is designed to address the issues that are common for family members raising other family member’s children, and for children being raised by loved ones other than their parents. Children of all ages and their caregivers start with a pizza dinner, followed by separate groups with the School Counselors. Funding for pizza and crafts is generously provided by the Friends of Scituate FACTS, BeWell Studios and Scituate Health Services.
Contact: Tammy Rundle
MARIJUANA INTERVENTION & SUPPORT (YOUTH)
Support Group at Scituate High School
This small group, psycho-educational support meeting for students to explore their own choices around marijuana use. This is a supportive opportunity designed to empower students with the tools necessary to make more positive choices. Participants will work on difficult decision-making, self-esteem, stress management, resiliency, goal-setting and motivation to change. Meetings are facilitated by Caron’s Student Assistance Program. Parent/guardian permission is required to participate in this 8-week series during the school day.
PROJECT CONNECT (YOUTH)
Nicotine Cessation Support Group at Gates Middle School and Scituate High School
The main goal of the Project CONNECT group is to help adolescents plan, prepare, and develop skills that will help them find their own success through the quitting process. The program utilizes a well-studied “Stages-of-Change” approach to identify the stage each participant is in upon entering the program. Trained facilitators will assess each participant’s readiness to change and help them move along the continuum with support and encouragement throughout the eight weeks.Participants will meet in a small group for one hour, once a week for 6-8 weeks, to discuss topics such as the health effects of vaping and nicotine use, goal setting, decision making, healthy lifestyle choices, resilience, stress management and social skills. The program will increase their knowledge and awareness of the cycle of addiction and the benefits of quitting.