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For Parents and Caregivers

Sending your child to college?


"It’s out of love that we’re telling our kids, ‘This is what’s happening out there, and I would be irresponsible if I didn’t have these conversations with you.’" -Lori McCarthy

Lori McCarthy has been in the field of addiction and recovery for almost 20 years. She is a lifelong Hingham resident and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), a certified Arise Family Interventionist (CAI) and executive director and co-founder of the Herren Wellness Centers.

Hingham CARES is pleased to have Lori as part of the team. In this interview, we "Take Ten" with Lori as she shares helpful information for parents/caregivers and students.

The video can be found by clicking here.

You can also find some of Lori's advice by clicking here.

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"I remember getting my acceptance letter for college. I felt excited, and I was also scared." -Trooper Jessie Barbosa


Trooper Jessie Barbosa is a state trooper with the Massachusetts State Police. Prior to that she worked as a victim witness advocate for the Suffolk County District Attorney and also worked in campus safety at a local university.

In our "Take Ten" interview with Trooper Barbosa, we ask her to speak about safety on campus from the perspective of her own experiences as a student and a law enforcement officer.

The video can be found by clicking here.

You can also find some of Trooper Barbosa's advice by clicking here.

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