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NEW ENGLAND REGION

Education and Support for Prevention, Intervention and Recovery

This project will create a four pronged approach to education and support for students and families faced with addiction and recovery. Addiction is a family disease. In order to fully educate and support the adolescent, we know that families must be involved, supported and educated on the specifics of adolescent addiction. Through four integrated activities * facilitated family meetings, a Youth Summit, establishment of Alternative Peer Groups, and the creation of Public Service Announcements * we hope to increase presence in the community, specifically Cape Cod and Worcester County, to educate parents and contemplative students about the disease of addiction, the grave losses that occur when students become addicted, and to develop peer and family supports for recovery and sobriety. Through all parts of this project, information will be incorporated from and people will be educated about National Library of Medicine resources, such as Medline Plus. The outcome of this project will be expanded services, supports and education available to adolescents and families struggling with recovery.

Organization:
Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative
Department:
Worcester Recovery High School
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Funded Dates: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Funding Amount: 
$9,150
Beneficiaries: 
Librarians - Public/Other
Health Professionals - Mental Health
Students - K-12
Educators
Population
African Americans
Hispanics/Latinos
Inner city
Rural
Youth-Teens