October - December 2020

Wellness Wednesdays

Hingham CARES is pleased to sponsor

Wellness Wednesdays

with Linda Nathan, LICSW


Linda is a former adjustment counselor with the Scituate Public Schools and is also the facilitator of Guiding Good Choices. She will provide tips for talking with teens about drugs and alcohol every Wednesday from now through the end of the year. 


Keep an eye out for Wellness Wednesday posts on



in your email inbox.


"These posts will include key concepts from the Guiding Good Choices Curriculum developed by Dr. David Hawkins and Dr. Richard Catalano of the University of Washington," said Linda. "Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Catalano began their research because they were curious about why some teens are protected from addiction and other health issues and others are not. Through their research they found that parents can make a big difference in whether or not children begin misusing drugs and alcohol."


In addition, Linda will share ideas and strategies from her own experience 

as a family therapist and a school adjustment counselor.


We hope that Wednesday Wellness posts will provide you with 

food for thought as well as ideas and topics to talk about 

with other parents and with your family!


Community members who have questions for Linda or are looking for additional support can reach out to Hingham CARES directly at All correspondence is kept completely confidential, and individuals' contact information is never shared with anyone.

May 2020 (details TBD) CANCELLED

The community is invited to a showing of the powerful film, "If They Had Known," which will be shown to the freshman class during an assembly on May 20th.  Parents of freshmen are particularly encouraged to attend.





Monday, February 10, 2020

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Hingham High School

"Weeding Through the Myths: Marijuana in Massachusetts" Community Walkthrough

The community is invited to walk through and view the South Shore Health System's Youth Health Connection interactive display which will be available to teachers and their students during the day.



Thursday, December 13, 2019

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Hingham Town Hall

Consequences to Teen Substance Use forum

with guest panelists D.A. Tim Cruz, Chief Glenn Olsson, Superintendent Paul Austin, Hingham High School Principal Rick Swanson, Athletic Director Jim Quatromoni and Richard Pearson from MIAA.

Click HERE to watch



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Hingham Town Hall

Youth Substance Use in Hingham

CARES meeting includes a presentation on the results of the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Special guests: Karen Beatty and D.A. Tim Cruz

Click HERE to view the slideshow.

Click HERE to watch the meeting.



October 2019

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Hingham Public Library

"Guiding Good Choices"

Parents and guardians are invited to participate in an interactive workshop series that helps inform ways to discuss substance use with their middle-schoolers. This is a workshop series, and attendance at all four meetings is required. Three of the workshops are for parents/guardians only, and the fourth includes the children in the conversation. Linda Nathan, LICSW, is a former adjustment counselor with the Scituate public Schools and leads the workshops.

Click HERE to register.


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