April 5th, 2018
Mental Health Series
The legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts has left many questions unanswered and caused complications for educators and law enforcement professionals. This conference will feature a legislator and an attorney who specializes in school law.
Research about the impact of marijuana on the developing adolescent brain is troubling. This conference will discuss data on marijuana and vaping among teens and give insight into who are at risk and why some students are more vulnerable to using drugs. The role of motivational approaches for youth as well as interventions to involve parents to address substance use and related behaviors in teens will be detailed.
April 5, 2018
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton
8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast
8:45 am – 2:30 pm Conference
Cost: Free for members || $100/nonmembers
*****The 2017-2018 school year has had weather challenges which necessitated rescheduling some conferences. In order to facilitate awarding Professional Development Points (PDPs), we will be issuing Professional Development Points (PDPs) under the heading of Mental Health and Safety Conferences. Any combination of conferences an individual attends will be used to accumulate PDPs. They will not have to be linked, as previously required.
PDPs certificates will be issued at the end of the school year for all MPY conferences you attended during this school year. PDPs can only be issued to participants who have attended the conferences and submitted the appropriate paperwork. PDP certificates will be emailed to attendees.
*Applications for NASW and MaMHCA continuing education credits have been submitted for all Spring Mental Health Series Conferences.
*Please note that this conference will no longer be held at Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus. The conference will now be held at Newton-Wellesley, Newton.
Member rates for MPY events are available to current employees of member organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel.
Former and retired employees, members of committees including but not limited to PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils and school volunteers are not considered MPY members.
PDPs and CEUs
PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two conferences. In order to facilitate awarding PDPs, we will be issuing PDPs under the heading of Mental Health and Safety Conferences. Any combination of conferences an individual attends will be used to accumulate PDPs. They will not have to be linked, as previously required.
PDPs certificates will be issued at the end of the school year for all MPY conferences an individual attends during this school year. PDPs can only be issued to participants who have attended the conferences and submitted the appropriate paperwork. PDP certificates will be emailed to attendees.
NASW/MaMHCA are granting CEUs for Mental Health Series. CEUs are given at Mental Health Series conferences in a minimum of 5 hours, they do not need to be combined with other conferences.
Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 48 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee. Conference no shows are also charged a fee. For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.
Accessibility and Accommodations
All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at Margie@mpyinc.org.
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