December 3rd, 2018

Vaping and Juuls

Mental Health Series

Health and education officials, politicians and parents across Massachusetts are becoming increasingly alarmed about the wide underage use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. Vaping, an alternative to smoking, is so discreet that students can discretely vape in school without even leaving the classroom. This conference will address the real facts behind vaping, how it impacts the body and development, and how schools may deal with this troubling trend.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Location: Newton-Wellesley Hospital: Shipley Auditorium - 2014 Washington St., Newton

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 pm Conference

Cost: Free for members || $100/nonmembers


  • Massachusetts State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex District
  • Jamie Gaynes, MPH, Government Relations Specialist, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Lester Hartman, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Association
  • Jonathan Wickinoff, M.D., Harvard Professor of Pediatrics
  • Cynthia J. Grondin, PhD, Department of Biology, North Carolina State University


  • David DeRousi, Ed.D., Superintendent, Saugus Public Schools


  • Christopher Barrett, M.B.A., Vice Principal, Everett High School
  • Brian DeLeskey, L.I.C.S.W., Prevention Intervention Social Worker, Newton South High School
  • Chris Mastrangelo, M.Ed, Principal, Malden High School
  • Jennifer Flynn, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., L.S.W., Coordinator of Health Services and Wellness, Billerica Public Schools
  • Keith Campbell, Detective, Family Services, Acton Police Department
  • Michael Eracleo, Detective, Family Services, Acton Police Department


Membership Information
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.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff, upon approval from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). Approval is greanted by the NASW and MaMHCA separately for each conference. Conference participants may request CEUs by filling out the appropriate paperwork at MPY conferences. 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 72 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

Winickoff/Hartman Slides

Education Week Article

Hartman Vaping Article

Hartman PowerPoint

Gaynes PowerPoint

Grondin Presentation


Registration is closed

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