This website is provided by the Brookline Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Program — a division of the Brookline Department of Public Health, Massachusetts — which provides prevention and intervention services for Brookline youth and families. The site is for anyone who works with teens — including parents, guardians, educators, mentors and youth workers. It is frequently updated by substance abuse prevention staff at the Brookline Department of Public Health.
What you can find here
- Information about Brookline Coalition Against Substance Abuse (B-CASA), partially funded by a grant from Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, which hosts community events on substance abuse and other social and emotional issues impacting teens. B-CASA is partially funded by grants from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and the Brookline Community Foundation.
- News and local events relating to teen issues.
- Information about the Peer Leadership program at Brookline High School and activities aimed at reducing risky behaviors.
- Link to the Brookline Parent Education Network, which helps parents navigate social and emotional challenges affecting today’s teens.
- Where to go for help in Brookline for teen issues involving alcohol, drugs and other risky behaviors, and additional treatment resources.
- The latest research-based information on drugs and alcohol and how they affect teens, and the most recent data from the Brookline student health survey.
- Information on Brookline teens and their behavior.