Handle With Care Massachusetts

Monthly Update

November 2019


chart on referrals for Nov

In November, DECI received one referral from Plymouth County Outreach, from the town of Plymouth.  As of November 30, 2019- DECI has served 15 families and 21 children.

October 2019

In the Community:

♦   October 9- DECI presented to Guidance Counselors at Plymouth South High School
♦   October 10- DECI was in attendance “Stigma and Access to Treatment” Summit at Harvard School of Public Health
♦   October 17- DECI presented to counseling staff of Health Imperatives
♦   October 22- DECI presented to the Plymouth Area SAPC Coalition
♦   October 28- DECI presented to DOC Recovery Pathfinders
♦   October 28- DECI was in attendance “The Intersection of Immigration, Trauma and Violence Conference” at Stonehill College
♦   DECI hosted “Balance 4 Kids”- a children’s yoga class on Tuesday nights at the Family Center in Brockton


chart for referrals October 2019
As of October 31, 2019 DECI received eight additional referrals bringing the total to twenty.

Referral Sources October 2019

In October referrals came from Plymouth County Outreach, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office (Children’s Advocacy Center) and community partners.

September 2019

In the Community:

♦   September 4- DECI presented at the Community Services of Greater Brockton General Meeting
♦   September 5- DECI presented to the staff at DCF Plymouth Area Office
♦   September 9- DECI was in attendance the Local Systems of Care meeting
♦   September 12- DECI presented to Recovery Coaches
♦   September 13- DECI met with Learn to Cope to collaborate
♦   September 17- DECI met with Grandparents raising Grandchildren Plymouth Chapter
♦   September 24- DECI began “Balance 4 Kids”- a children’s yoga class Tuesday Nights at the Family Center in Brockton
♦   September 24 & 25- DECI was in attendance “Mental Health First Aid” for Brockton and Plymouth Probate Courts
♦   September 25- DECI was in attendance at the Children’s Advocacy Center breakfast
♦   September 25- DECI was in attendance at the South Shore Mental Health Collaborative Meeting
♦   September 25- DECI was in attendance at the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative
♦   September 26- DECI presented at the PCO Quarterly Meeting
♦   September 28- DECI staffed a resource table at the Health & Wellness Fair at the Plymouth Public Library



Number of referrals September 2019
As of September 30, 2019- Plymouth County DECI has received 12 referrals.

  • Schools- 1
  • Hospitals- 2
  • PCO- 8
  • The Family Center / United Way- 1

referral sources Sept 2019
Referrals throughout Plymouth County:

  • Brockton- 1
  • Carver- 2
  • East Bridgewater- 2
  • Halifax- 2
  • Middleboro- 2
  • Pembroke- 2
  • Plymouth- 1
  • Plympton- 1

Referring Towns September 2019