The Vaping Epidemic: How Bad is it, and what can we do about it?
Guest Speaker, Dr. Suzanne Graves
Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm
15 Union St., Manchester by the Sea
Suzanne Graves is a one of the Senior Physicians with Garden City Pediatrics in Beverly. She is an active member of the Medical Staff at Beverly Hospital. Suzanne is also the President of the Evelyn Lilly Lutz Foundation. This non-profit organization is a supporting organization for Beverly Hospital. The mission of the Foundation is to encourage and support educational, healthcare and research initiatives and continuing education. In her role as President, she has worked to get an anti-vaping campaign started with a goal of preventing and stopping at risk youth from starting vaping.
Minding Your Mind
November 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Sponsored by meHUB & The Spaulding Education Fund
Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens, and young adults, as well as parents, teachers, and school administrators. We strive to encourage conversations about these issues that may be inspired by our presence yet continue long after our programs have taken place. The programs we have developed meet a variety of needs, all of which support our overall goal of reducing the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health challenges. These efforts move away from crisis-based response to prevention through contact-based education in a school or community setting.
This 90-minute program opens with a Minding Your Mind clinician discussing the signs and symptoms of the mental health issues most prevalent in adolescents through young adulthood, and to know the difference from typical teenage behavior. The Young Adult Speaker adds a real-life story that illustrates the information from our clinician, transforming it all into relatable experiences.
Middle High School Crisis & Safety Preparedness Roundtable: Information Sharing/Question & Answer Session for Parents & Community Members
October 24, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Middle High School Learning Commons
Learn about the ways Manchester Essex Middle/High School is proactive on school safety and get a more in-depth picture of how school administration and staff work with public safety departments and community resources to help ensure the safety of Manchester Essex students and staff.
Also included during this discussion will be a presentation by Police Chiefs Todd Fitzgerald and Paul Francis about the dangers of vaping and marijuana use by students and types of substances police are encountering in the community and beyond.
Share your concerns and ask questions of a broad panel of school staff and public safety officers. Participants include school administration and safety officials from both Manchester and Essex.