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Ad Hoc Trainings
QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer - Suicide Prevention Training "Ask a question, save a life. 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide"
Medfield Outreach staff is trained to administer the QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training. - QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention training developed by the QPR Institute. - This training is intended for the general public - Training duration: takes 1-1.5 hours - Best delivered in-person to groups of 20 or less - Offered free of charge, donations welcome
Healthy or Eating Disordered? How to Know and What to Do (recorded on April 4, 2022 @ 7pm) Presentation by Monika Ostroff, Executive Director, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) Brought to you by the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) and Medfield Outreach
Community Conversations: About Mental Health and Substance Use Among Medfield Students (May 8, 2023)
Medfield Outreach, the Medfield Public Schools and the Medfield Cares About Prevention Coalition (MCAP) partnered to discuss mental health and substance use among Medfield students. This event was open to all Medfield residents and held at Memorial School. The event included: the most recent Medfield adolescent health data & trends, tips for talking with kids of all ages, risk & protective factors, ongoing local prevention efforts, discussion time and additional resources for caregivers.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training (May 3, 2022) Question. Persuade. Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Your training could save a life. This presentation was free and open to the community. Recommended for ages 18+.
The Social Host Law: A Community Conversation with the Medfield Police (April 28, 2023)
Medfield Outreach, the Medfield Cares About Prevention Coalition (MCAP) and the Medfield Police Department partnered to host this free, round table event aimed to increase Medfield residents' awareness of the Massachusetts social host law. Residents spoke directly with Medfield's Chief of Police, other members of the police department and Medfield Outreach Prevention Coordinators to gain a better understanding about how the social host law and other topics related to youth substance use and law enforcement.
National Drug Take Back Day (October & April, Yearly)
National Drug Take Back Days occur on one Saturday in October and one in April every year. On these dates, the Medfield Cares About Prevention Coalition (MCAP) partners with the Medfield Police Department to remind community members that there are safe, convenient, and responsible ways to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs, reducing the potential for misuse. However, you do not need to wait until these two dates to dispose of your medications responsibly. There are two permanent disposal kiosks located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building year round - one for prescription drugs and the other for sharps/needle disposal. Please use them as needed.
2022 Mental Health Awareness Month (May 2022)
During the month of May, the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention invited the Medfield community to get up, get moving, and share their activity throughout the month of May. The initiative aimed to promote any sort of movement or exercise, including walking, running, and playing with kids. Registrants could share photos of themselves "moving for mental health" on social media with the hashtag #MedfieldMovesforMentalHealth and be entered into a weekly drawing.
Keep an eye out for next year's Mental Health May initiative!
QPR Suicide Prevention Training (May 4, 2022) Question. Persuade. Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Your training could save a life. This presentation was free and open to the community. Recommended for ages 18+.
The Dangerous Truth About Today's Marijuana: Johnny Stack's Life & Death Story (May 10, 2022) This virtual presentation was a call for parents to educate themselves about the risks of today's high-THC marijuana products and to better understand the potentially devastating effects on youth mental health. Please note, this program was only for ages 18+. Missed it? Learn more at johnnysambassadors.org
Community Book Read: "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman (May 25, 2022)
Medfield Outreach and the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) invited community members to read "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman to learn how to better communicate with your loved ones. Residents were invited to join Medfield Outreach staff and MCSP members for a rich and supportive discussion.