Social Justice & Health Resources

Attorney General’s Hotline for Reporting Bias Related Events

Attorney General Maura Healey has launched a hotline for Massachusetts residents to report incidents of harassment and intimidation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals and immigrants.

AG Healey Announces New Hotline to Report Incidents of Bias-Motivated Threats, Harassment, and Violence

Social Services

Mental Health Services
https://www.milton-coalition.org/mental-health-resources

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help
https://www.milton-coalition.org/addiction-recovery-resources

Substance Abuse Family Support Programs
https://www.milton-coalition.org/family-support-resources/

Detox Facilities
https://www.milton-coalition.org/mass-detox-facilities/

Other Social Services serving Milton area
http://miltonfoodpantry.org/resources/

Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MSAPC)

Discussion following a presentation at a Coalition meeting. Photo: MSAPC

Discussion following a presentation at a Coalition meeting. Photo: MSAPC

MSAPC brings together health and social service professionals, public leaders in education, religion, media, recreation, business, public safety, policy and planning, as well as diverse residents – including students, parents and affected family members – to work collaboratively on preventing and addressing substance abuse and preventable mental illness in our Town of Milton, with a focus on youth. Visit their website.

 

 

Resources for Parents on Substance Use Prevention

These resources were provided by Maggie Skeer, ScD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills.

Talk. They hear you is a campaign that helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as nine years old—about the dangers of alcohol. The website also has an interactive video that helps you practice different ways to talk to your child about alcohol: http://www.samhsa.gov/underagedrinking

Too Smart to Start is a website for families to help young people avoid underage alcohol use and its consequences.

For more in-depth reading: 

How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents is a book by Joseph A. Califano. Chapter 14, “The Signs of Use – What To Do if You See Them” talks about how to tell if your child might be using substances and gives advice on what to do if you know or think your child might be using them.

Resources for Kids / Teens: 

The Cool Spot is a website for 11-13-year-olds that has games and graphics that can help you learn ways to not give into peer pressure to drink.

NIDA for Teens is a website for teens that has games, real stories, and interactive tools, all about drugs.

Resources specifically for Girls:

Girl’s Health gives girls between the ages of 10-16 information about lots of different health issues like relationships, fitness, nutrition, and drugs, alcohol, and smoking.