Parent/Community Resources

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Keeping kids safe and secure online: a project safe childhood presentation for parents.

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The SPIFFY Coalition is hosting two upcoming events to support youth substance use prevention and positive youth development.  The events are being held virtually and are free to attend. Please feel free to share this information with your networks. 

11/30 & 12/7, 7pm

The Secret Lives of Teens and Tweens presented by the Natick 180 Coalition's Jon Mattleman. Learn more and Register here for this virtual program about what teens and tweens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults can effectively support them, especially during COVID-19. This presentation covers depression and anxiety, social media and technology, suicide, "acting out" behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more. Participants will learn strategies they can implement now (Who has time to wait?!), including new ways of understanding teen/tween behavior, innovative techniques for engaging them, and specific language to better elicit productive conversations. This 2-part series is for parents, caregivers, and community members caring for teens and tweens. Each session will be 60 minutes and a replay will be available to all registrants for four days after the webinar. When you register, you will be automatically registered for both sessions. The link to access each session will be sent via email and will be the same for both evenings. Questions? Contact: Natick 180 Email:

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 6:30-7:30PM.
SPIFFY is co-hosting a free event with local author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka to discuss his graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo, about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helped him to survive. For teens and adults! This virtual event is open to the public.Registration is required. See flyer for link or register HERE

Youth Empowerment Program flyer

What: Youth Empowerment Program

When: Every Monday Starting October 18 through Spring 2022 - 4:30-6:30PM

Where: nbCC Conference Room - 61 Main St., Room 213, North Adams

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What: nbCC invites you to join us at Grandparents Raising Children

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday 4:00-6:00PM

Where: nbCC, 61 Main St., Room 208, North Adams

To Register: contact Donna Senecal (413)663-7588



Pandemic EBT card if you have children 0-5 and your family gets SNAP benefits. Click here for more information

Youth Health Collaborative

Youth Health Collaborative

Weekly meetings for teens ages 14-19 to address issues relevant to youth in our community. $100 stipend for participants

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Project Safe Childhood

U.S. Attorneys Office: Gaming 101

How to keep your child safe while gaming.

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Social Media 101

U.S. Attorneys Office: Social Media 101

Learn all about the social media platforms your child is using.

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How are your kids talking to online?

Project Safe Childhood

Who are your kids talking to Online?-Talk to your kids about what they are doing online and why they need to be careful about who they are talking to.

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