Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham
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Events


Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Family Dinner Project Community Dinner

Learn the importance of sharing family meals while preparing and eating one!

It is good for the spirit, brain and health of the entire family.

The benefits of family meals include:

  • better academic performance,

  • higher self-esteem

  • greater sense of resilience

Join us for dinner and tips on making your family meals easier and more frequent.

Location: The Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue, Needham

$5 donation per family suggested at time of registration. Proceeds go to SPAN.

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Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

SPAN Parent Action Team

Parent Action Team at the Rosemary Recreation Complex, Hillside Conference Center from 9-10am on Thursday, October 17th, 2019. There is a program on the horizon that may interest you - the “Family Dinner Project.” Come, learn more and see if you would like to contribute!

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SPAN Quarterly Meeting
Oct
1
8:00 AM08:00

SPAN Quarterly Meeting

SPAN Quarterly Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  • The Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue, Needham

Join us for the quarterly SPAN (Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham) Coalition Meeting: We will be sharing latest data from MetroWest Health Adolescent Survey ‘18 and Needham Parent Survey 2019.

VISION: Needham is a cohesive community that supports all of our youth to grow and develop to be substance free and healthy in mind, body and spirit.

MISSION: The Coalition incorporates a collaborative, community based and data driven prevention approach to reduce alcohol, marijuana and other drug use among Needham youth. Through community education, partnership and strategic action we will decrease the risk factors indicated in substance use and increase the protective factors that are known to support youth to make healthy and safe choices.

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Sep
18
8:45 AM08:45

SPAN Community Action Team

Come join the Community Action Team Meeting. Come and learn a little more about the “Be a Good Neighbor” Campaign and how you may be able to contribute to this substance use prevention effort for Needham’s Youth! Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:45am at Rosemary Recreation Complex, 178 Rosemary Street, Needham. See you there!

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Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

SPAN Steering Committee Meeting

At RRC

Vision

Needham is a cohesive community that supports all of our youth to grow and develop to be substance free and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Mission

The Coalition incorporates a collaborative, community based and data driven approach to reduce alcohol, marijuana and other drug use among Needham youth.  Through community education, partnership and strategic action we will decrease the risk factors and increase the protective factors associated with substance use to enhance the health and safety of our youth.

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May
21
8:30 AM08:30

SPAN Meeting

Join us for the SPAN (Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham) Coalition Meeting:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 8:30am-9:45am

Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue

Room 211

As always, we are grateful for your continued support of the Coalition as we share our common mission of providing a healthy and safe community to all residents.

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Mar
12
8:30 AM08:30

SPAN Meeting

Join us for the SPAN (Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham) Coalition Meeting:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 8:30am-9:45am

 

As always, we are grateful for your continued support of the Coalition as we share our common mission of providing a healthy and safe community to all residents.

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

"If They Had Known" documentary

A documentary spoken

BY kids TO kids

about the risks of current party culture

“If They Had Known” is a 30-minute documentary that focuses on the risks of current party culture. It is a candid film spoken BY kids TO kids about the risks of recreationally mixing prescription drugs with alcohol. The film is an honest and emotional account of a real event. It is a valuable viewing experience, especially for young people who may find that it reflects some of their own experiences.

There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions following the film with a panel of experts. 

This event is designed specifically for the parents and caregivers of teenagers - especially those who have NHS juniors and seniors.  Grade 12 students will experience the same film/panel discussions during their Health classes the week of 1/22.  Grade 11 students will see the film during the spring term during their scheduled Health classes. 

Bring a friend and spend an hour learning about the current party culture in Needham and how to help keep our teens safe.  

  Tues. 1/22

7 PM

Needham High School Auditorium

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Dec
11
8:30 AM08:30

SPAN Meeting

Join us for the SPAN (Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham) Coalition Meeting:

Tuesday, December 11th from 8:30am-9:45am

 

As always, we are grateful for your continued support of the Coalition as we share our common mission of providing a healthy and safe community to all residents.

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Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

Needham Parents Care meeting

Please join us if you are interested in hearing more about Needham Parents Care and getting involved with other parents of school-aged children.

Perhaps you would like to be added to our email list - please contact NeedhamParentsCare@needhamma.gov for more information.

Needham Parents Care is a subset of the Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) and is made up of Needham parents of school-aged children.

 The group meets regularly to discuss how we can empower Needham parents to:

v  talk to their children in order to enhance overall health and wellness,

v  build coping skills, and

v  enhance resilience

 The goal is to establish these discussions and routines early, so they are in place when the pressures associated with substances and other risky behaviors come into play.

The group is hoping to expand its presence and get more parents involved.

Hope to see you on October 25th!

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SPAN Meeting
Sep
25
8:30 AM08:30

SPAN Meeting

 

Join us for the SPAN (Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham) Coalition Meeting:

Tuesday, September 25th from 8:30am-9:45am in the NEW Rosemary Recreation Complex, 178 Rosemary Street in the Multi-Purpose Room.

 

As always, we are grateful for your continued support of the Coalition as we share our common mission of providing a healthy and safe community to all residents.

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