A Look at Prevention Programs on Cape Cod, November 18

Due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday the Community Network of Cape Cod will be meeting at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 18 at the MSPCC, 206 Breeds Hill Road Hyannis. Please join us in a discussion about substance abuse prevention efforts on Cape Cod. The following people and organizations are joining us: April Cabrera- SADD and Bristol County DA’s Office Samantha Kossow- Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council Ruth Provost- Boys and Girls Club Matt Ganem- Wicked Sober Patricia Mitrokostas- Director of Prevention for Gosnold Mark Boardley- Hyannis Rec Kate McHugh- Freedom from Addiction Network

An Update on Trends in Youth Drug Abuse on Cape Cod

Join us for our October 14 CNOCC meeting with our speaker Detective Chris Kent from the Yarmouth Police Department who will update us on current drug trends affecting the Cape Cod community. Sharing his experiences, warning signs of drug use, and more importantly, ways to combat the drug problem on Cape Cod, Chris helps community members and providers alike become more aware and educated on drug use. Detective Chris Kent is a 24 year veteran of police work and has been with the Yarmouth Police Department since 1993. He is currently assigned to the Detective Division and primarily investigates drug cases. Detective Continue reading

Lights on Afterschool Child & Family Fair

It’s time for the Lights on Afterschool Child & Family Fair once more!  Kerry Bickford, from the Barnstable County Extension 4-H Youth Development Program  & Ruth Provost, Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, are cohosting again this year and it’s on Thursday, October 23 from 4:30-6 at the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod with vendor set up at 4:15. This year’s special honoree is Ray Tamasi from Gosnold. If you are a NON-PROFIT THAT SERVES CHILDREN & FAMILIES and would like a FREE SPACE at the FAIR, let us know! We usually ask if vendors can share a Continue reading

Maternal Depression Professional Training Opportunity

Medical Providers, Mental Health Clinicians, Social Service Providers, Community Leaders and Mothers and Family Advocates with lived experience are invited to attend this FREE TRAINING   Hosted by Cape Cod Child Development on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM   At the MSPCC Hyannis 
206 Breeds Hill RD 
Hyannis, MA 02601 Promoting Maternal and Infant Mental Health: MotherWoman Community-Based Perinatal Support Model   For More Information and to Register Click here GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF PERINATAL DEPRESSION: Risk factors and spectrum of symptoms associated with perinatal depression and other perinatal emotional complications like anxiety, OCD, PTSD and psychosis Impact Continue reading

Bolstering Resilience in Veterans and GLBT Youth

On September 15, 2014, Dr. Donald Meichenbaum will hold a daylong workshop for Cape & Islands clinicians, social workers, and service providers. 7 CEU’s for LMHC’s and SW’s are available for attendees. Returning veterans and GLBT youth are at high risk for developing psychiatric disorders and adjustment problems, as well as for violence toward others and themselves. This workshop will explore the challenges faced by each group and the long-range impact of exposure to traumatic and victimizing experiences. The major focus will be on ways to bolster resilience in these groups. Specific ways to assess for risks and nurture protective factors will be Continue reading