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Are you currently enrolled in or considering a vocational training or certificate program?

By on October 17, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Are you currently enrolled in or considering a vocational training or certificate program?

Are you currently enrolled in or considering a Vocational Training or Certificate Program? Are you struggling to pay for it and need assistance or direction?  Stop by or contact Brenda or Kerin at the Falmouth Service Center at 508-548-2794 for more details on partial financial assistance for qualifying* Falmouth residents!  Applicants must be Falmouth residents […]

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Depression is Different Than Sadness

By on October 4, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Depression is Different Than Sadness

October is National Depression Awareness Month. One of the more common misconceptions about depression is that depressed people are simply very, very sad. Consequently, people suffering from depression are often told to “cheer up” or “try to think positively” as if that will make their symptoms disappear. The truth is that depression runs much deeper […]

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Make a difference in the life of a Falmouth Senior!

By on September 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Make a difference in the life of a Falmouth Senior!

Become a Senior Companion Volunteer!  Provide friendship and build social connection with a senior living in the community who is experiencing isolation, loneliness and lack of social support. If you can bring sunshine into the life of a senior for a minimum commitment of two hours a month (two one-hour visits) contact: Kathy Barrett at […]

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Career Opportunities Opens Many Doors for Out of School Youth and Young Adults 16-24

By on September 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Career Opportunities Opens Many Doors for Out of School Youth and Young Adults 16-24

Before you cross that bridge, call Laura at 508-862-6133 and learn about the many options available to those who become a Career Opportunities Cape Cod Young Adult (CCYA) Achieving Success! JOBS On the Job Training – for those interested in learning a new skill while working on the job.  Wages: Paid the same wages as […]

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Six Basic Principles of Teen Grief

This material was adapted from Helping Teens Cope with Death by The Dougy Center. To order a copy of the book, visit our online bookstoreor contact The Dougy Center, 503-775-5683. What is it like for teenagers when someone close to them dies? How do they respond to the death of a parent, a sibling, a relative, a friend? […]

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How to Help a Grieving Child

These lessons have been adapted from the book 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child. To order a copy of the book, visit our online bookstore or contact The Dougy Center, 503-775-5683. Answer the questions they ask. Even the hard ones. Kids learn by asking questions. When they ask questions about a death, it’s usually a sign that […]

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Supporting Your Teen after the Tragic Death of a Friend

Supporting Your Teen after the Tragic Death of a Friend Offer condolences to your teen for the death of his/her friend and ask if there are ways you can help them through this difficult crisis.  Offer to accompany them to the wake or funeral if they would like to attend. Monitor your own anxiety level. […]

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Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

By on July 7, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments

Each teen grieves in unique ways.  After a sudden or violent death some teens may develop traumatic grief responses and have difficulty coping.  Here are ways to recognize and help your teen with traumatic grief.  Being nonjudgmental, open to compromise and considering your teen’s point of view are important.  The following is tips for Caregivers […]

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If It’s At Your House, You’re On The Hook

If It’s At Your House, You’re On The Hook

Know the Law:  Buying, serving, or supplying alcohol to anyone under 21 is against the law.  M.G.L. Chapter 138 section 34 “whoever furnishes any such beverage or alcohol for a person under 21 years of age shall be punished by a fine of not more than $2,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one […]

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Senior Year of High School. A Time of Nostalgia, Excitement, Possibility, and Temptations.

Senior Year of High School. A Time of Nostalgia, Excitement, Possibility, and Temptations.

Your teen may be graduating soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to let go.  From spring break to prom, senior trips to graduation day, there are plenty of opportunities where teens may consider taking risks, especially drinking and drug use.  Surveys show that 81% of high school seniors think marijuana would be fairly easy […]

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