Handle With Care Plymouth County, MA

How to Get Handle With Care Started in My Town

The first step to bringing Handle With Care to your town is to have a community stakeholder meeting. The Drug-Endangered Children’s Initiative can assist you with putting the stakeholder list together and providing a sample invitation letter. Participants will include:

SCHOOLS

  • The school department’s Superintendent or designee
  • The principal or vice-principal from every school in your town
  • A nurse or adjustment counselor from every school in your town

LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • The Police Chief or designee
  • A representative from the District Attorney’s office

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Representatives from a local mental health provider

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

  • A representative from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)

CHILDCARE SERVICES

  • A representative from Head Start
  • Representatives from before and after school programs
  • Childcare agencies, preschools, day cares (administrators, program directors)

OTHERS TO INCLUDE

  • District Court Judges, Family Court Judges and Magistrates
  • Emergency Management Services (EMS)
  • Family Resource Center
  • Local civic organizations such as Lions and Kiwanis Clubs
  • News organizations