Thursday, April 11, 2013
An attorney will offer advice to parents at the high school later this month.
Is your child’s happiness or popularity worth an $8,000,000 party? That question is at the heart of a seminar scheduled for April 24 at Braintree High School. The event, put on by the Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth and Students Against Destructive Decisions, will be at 7 p.m. and will include a raffle. Jay Campbell, a Boston-based attorney and expert on the state's social host law, will serve as the guest speaker for the "Be a Parent, Not a Pal" program. "Twenty-eight states now have some variation of so-called “social host liability” laws, which make it illegal for parents to provide alcohol to minors — even in the confines of their own homes," according to WBUR. Attendees will automatically be put into a drawing for the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Longtime mental health counselor Jon Mattleman spoke at Braintree High School this week.
Picture the nasty weather this week – a mix of snow, sleet and rain blowing around at high speeds – and imagine that inside the head of a teenager. "It is really chaotic, it doesn't make sense to them," Jon Mattleman, a mental health counselor, told parents gathered at Braintree High School Wednesday night for "The Secret Life of a Massachusetts Teen," an event put on by the Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth. "Inside they want to share their fears, they want to share their joys and more," Mattleman said. But often the largest barrier to healthy communication is parents themselves. One of the secrets Mattleman shared with the group gathered in the auditorium is that teens really do want parents to listen to them, even if they …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The presentation is on Wednesday, March 6 at Braintree High School.
Monday, February 18
The Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth will present "The Secret Life of a Massachusetts Teen" on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Braintree High School at 7 p.m. Jon Mattleman, MS will provide a high energy presentation on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share their fears and how parents/guardians can more effectively support their teen. This presentation will cover areas such as acting out behaviors, drug and alcohol use, depression, suicide, and more. The audience will leave the presentation with: All parents/guardians and interested community members, are encouraged to attend this program. –BASHY
Monday, December 3, 2012
Although Chris Herren was chosen 33rd in the draft, injury and substance abuse ended his NBA career after just two seasons with the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics.
Sports Illustrated selected Chris Herren for a feature on incoming Big East freshmen soon after he joined the Boston College basketball team, putting him on a trampoline in front of Fanueil Hall. "It was a big picture, complete with me in my maroon Boston College uniform, national exposure," Herren writes in his memoir, Basketball Junkie. "Everyone saw it, made a big deal out of it, and I could live off my laurels for a while longer." The Fall River native, an All-American who scored more than 2,000 points at Durfee High School, was riding high, and when his coach encouraged Herren to attend a drug and alcohol seminar, he reluctantly agreed, only because ditching would have meant a one-game suspension. Later, back at his dorm, Herren found…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth is putting on the event for students on Friday, Nov. 30.
Fall River native Chris Herren dominated as a high school basketball player, scoring more than 2,000 points, earning All-American status and entry into Boston College. But by 2010, when Herren was inducted into the Durfee High School Sports Hall of Fame, his promising career had long since been sidetracked by substance abuse. Drug use quickly pushed Herren out of Boston College, and though he did well at Fresno State and was chosen 33rd overall in the 1999 NBA Draft, injury and substance abuse ended his NBA career after just two seasons with the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics. Years of playing professionally overseas and drug and alcohol problems followed, until Herren refocused and eventually became sober in August, 2008. He now lives …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
America's Promise Alliance along with ING picked Braintree as one of the best communities for youth.
Last spring, when Braintree officials were putting together an application for a contest featuring the best places in the nation for young people, Sarah Murphy was asked to write a testimonial. "In Braintree, the bar is set high by teachers, but they help us get there," Murphy said. "They make teaching not only their job, but their life." Murphy, a freshman and Braintree's Project 351 Ambassador, spoke on Friday at Braintree High School as part of an event to commemorate the selection of the town by America’s Promise Alliance’s as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. She was joined by John Londergan, a student in Braintree High's alternative program. Londergan said that at the start of high school he was completely unmotivated…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The "Making a Difference Evening" sponsored by the Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth took place at Braintree High on Thursday night.
Former New England Patriots lineman Chris Sullivan and his wife Kathi Meyer Sullivan both have stories that involve powerful realizations. In the hours and days after Meyer's daughter Taylor went missing and was found drowned near the abandoned Norfolk Airport, she came to newly understand the importance of communication; between friends, between children and adults, and between parents and their kids. The night Taylor died, before she went to that fateful party in the woods, she was drunk at a homecoming football game. In the stands she spoke to a family friend, an adult who asked if she was driving. Taylor said no and the woman never called her mom. "You have to make that phone call," Meyer told a crowd gathered at Braintree High School …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth is a school/community partnership that provides a community-wide effort to support both school and community programs and projects which promote comprehensive school health and human services.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The "Making a Difference Evening" sponsored by the Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth (BASHY) is this Thursday, March 29, at Braintree High School from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the auditorium. Students in grades 8-12 are invited, and any interested teachers, staff, parents/guardians, community members, etc. are invited to attend. Guest Speakers: Kathi Meyer Sullivan and former New England Patriot's defensive lineman, Chris Sullivan, share how substance abuse affected their lives. For more information contact Melonie Bennett, Director of Health and Physical Education at 781-848-4000 ext. 2235 or Paula Dowd, Nursing Coordinator at ext. 2224. About BASHY Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth is a school/community partnership that…