Events

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May 17 and 18, 2022 - THREE different sessions

"Parent Preview of Prevention Programming"

Choose ONE of the following three sessions

Hingham Public Library (TUE, 5/17 from 11:30am-1pm) - *This is an abbreviated event.

Hingham Middle School (TUE, 5/17 from 7:00-8:30pm) - *This is an abbreviated event.

Hingham Town Hall (WED, 5/18 from 9:00am-11:00am and 12:30-2:30pm) - *This is a longer format event. Parents are welcome to drop in for the following programs:

  • 9:00-10:00am - Meet Kathi Sullivan of "Taylor's Message"

  • 10:00-11:00am - Meet Laura Stack of "Johnny's Ambassadors"

  • 12:30-1:30 - Showing of "If They Had Known"

  • 1:30-2:30pm - Showing of "Taking a Toke"

Get to know the programs that your kids will be experiencing on "Hingham CARES Day" at Hingham High School. On May 18th, each class will attend an assembly with prevention programming that is designed specifically for them. 

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May 5, 2022

"CINCO DE MAkeYOu laugh-o!"

6:00-8:00pm

South Shore Country Club

Lincoln Room

Take your teens out for a night of dinner and family-friendly comedy topped off with cupcakes and an ice cream bar. This event includes a sit-down meal and entertainment from not one...not two...but three local conedians. And it is completely FREE. Did we mention that there would be prizes? Reservations are required for this event. Please use the link below to learn more and reserve seats.

Click here to learn more and reserve seats.

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April 28, 2022

"Consequences of Youth Substance Use"

11:30am-12:30pm

Hingham Town Hall

Central Conference Room

This is an interactive panel discussion with representatives from the various entities that create, implement and enforce laws, rules and regulations around youth substance use. Our panelists include DA Tim Cruz, Principal Rick Swanson, Officer Rob Ramsey, Officer Tom Ford, Athletic Director Jim Quatromoni and MIAA Director Rich Pearson. Come prepared with your questions!

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March 2, 2022 (10:30-noon OR 7-8:30pm)

March 9th (10:30-noon OR 7-8:30pm)

March 17th (6-8pm with the kids)

March 23th (10:30-noon OR 7-8:30pm)

"Guiding Good Choices"

Hingham Public Library

Fearing Room (WED, 3/2, 3/9 and 3/23)

Whiton Room (THU, 3/17)

Parents and guardians are invited to participate in an interactive workshop series that helps inform ways to discuss substance use with their middle-schoolers. Attendance at all four meetings is required. Three of the workshops are for parents/guardians only. The fourth (10/7) takes place in the evening and 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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September 22, 2021 (10:30-noon)

September 29th (10:30-noon)

October 7th (6-8pm)

October 13th (10:30-noon)

"Guiding Good Choices"

Hingham Public Library

Fearing Room (9/22, 9/29 and 10/13)

Whiton Room (October 7th)

Parents and guardians are invited to participate in an interactive workshop series that helps inform ways to discuss substance use with their middle-schoolers. Attendance at all four meetings is required. Three of the workshops are for parents/guardians only. The fourth (10/7) takes place in the evening and 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.

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

Facebook

and

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 hinghamcaresboard@gmail.com. All correspondence is kept completely confidential, and individuals' contact information is never shared with anyone.

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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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June 12, 2021

"I Have A Future" Open House

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hingham Community Center

 

Students in SADD at Hingham High School made posters and wrote poems, and students in the DARE program at Hingham Middle School wrote essays highlighting the importance of how making safe and healthy choices now impacts their futures.

If you were unable to attend, you can watch a video of their work here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBhQtf7n-MQ

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