News and Resources 2017


The Power of Prevention: Using SBIRT with Young People


Young people and advocates highlight the promise of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for preventing addiction. [WATCH]


Ten-month-old revived twice after being exposed to fentanyl

January 2, 2017

A 10-month-old girl who narrowly survived after ingesting fentanyl is the latest victim of an opioid epidemic that has been blamed for hundreds of deaths in Massachusetts…[MORE]


Opioid Crisis Strains Massachusetts’ Foster-Care System

March 27, 2017

As the opioid crisis surges, a record number of parents struggling with addiction are unable to care for their children, placing more strain on an already overburdened foster care system, according to state officials…[MORE]



April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April, 2017

Every April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month allows us to highlight the work being done to prevent abuse to children…[MORE]



‘13 Reasons’: a flawed series, but a vital topic

May 3, 2017

Ellen Dalton, Eliot Community Human Service’s VP speaks out about the hit Netflix show 13 Reasons Why and the importance of discussing mental health [MORE]



Turning Points Gala

May 5, 2017

MSPCC hosted its annual Turning Points gala on April 4 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The Boston Globe received the inaugural Voice of the Child Award ….[MORE]


Kids shouldn’t have to navigate maze to get mental health care

May 12, 2017

On behalf of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, we applaud the Globe’s coverage of the challenges families face finding services for their children…[MORE]


Audit finds unsafe conditions at group homes for foster children

Dec 19, 2017

A moldy mattress, a broken handrail, a dirty toilet, mildew in the shower, and a bathroom door that didn’t close all the way were among the unsanitary and unsafe conditions found last year during inspections of 30 group homes for foster children in Massachusetts…[MORE]


Winter safety tips

Dec. 21, 2017

Learn new ways to have fun and safe family time this winter season…[MORE]

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