INVITATION ONLY: Informational Meeting with Sandy Hook Promise and Fall River Schools

Join The  Fall River Youth Violence Prevention initiative in a meeting with Sandy Hook Promise and representation of all the schools of Fall River.

During this meeting, Sandy Hook Promise will discuss its free programs that are available with regards to youth violence prevention and suicide prevention.  Additionally, they will explore some potential new initiatives coming to our community.  We welcome everyone’s input as we work toward the collective goal to reduce youth violence in Fall River!


The Recovery Coach Academy

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The Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) is a 5-day training designed for those interested in becoming Re-covery Coaches and/or for learning the principles and philosophies of Recovery Coaching. The training will provide a comprehensive overview of the purpose, tasks, and roles of Recovery Coaches.
Recovery Coaches:
 Are trained to use their lived experience in support of another’s journey in recovery. Therefore, personal disclosure may be a part of the coaching relationship.
 Are often expected to assist the people they are coaching, called “recoverees,” as they navigate systems, attend events, or explore the recovery community.
 Must be flexible with their hours and meet with their recoverees when and where they are needed.
 Should not follow one specific theoretical framework or one specific ideology of recovery. There are multi-ple paths to recovery and the coach must help the recoveree remove barriers, in whatever ways make the most sense to the recoveree.
 All Recovery Coaches must be supervised by someone who has been trained as a Recovery Coach Trainer and has a clear understanding of the Recovery Coach Philosophy.
Recovery Coaching is NOT a clinical service. Rather, it is a new and exciting role in the field of substance use disorders. A Recovery Coach promotes recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recov-ery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.

Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 16th
8:30am – 4:00pm (each day)
Steppiningstone Inc.
First Step Inn Training Room
134 Durfee St. Fall River, MA

Fee: $300 (includes materials and lunch each day)
Michael Bryant, LADC II, CARC
& Danielle Brown, LADC II, CARC

For Further Information email:

Nurturing Fathers Group 2.0

For dads who have been involved in the Nurturing Fathers Program

FREE Program
SEE Old Friends
MAKE New Friends

The Nurturing Fathers Program 2.0 is a great opportunity to share how good things are going or discuss any new challenges.

We are here to support you on your journey!

Begins Thursday, October 25th from 6pm – 7pm @ United Neighbors of Fall River. 

Sessions will take place every Thursday. 

Psychic Fair Fundraiser

Psychics, Mediums, Tarot Reading and Vendors

$20 for 15 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes

SSRAC provides Domestic Violence Intervention and Services; Helping Survivors in Need.

Training Opportunity Hosted By Children’s Advocacy Center and Youth Trauma Program (a program of JRI) and Presented by: National Association for Children of Addiction

$22 per day – Lunch will be provided.

 Register online at:

Download training flier

Community Trauma Sensitivity Training facilitated by the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA).

Day 1: is open to anyone as it will provide important foundational information for anyone working with youth who are exposed to substance abuse disorders. Open to all.

Day 2: is designated for those who work directly with children, in youth serving agencies and can successfully execute educational support groups for the children they are serving. Please email Stephanie Joyal or call 508-674-611 if you are interested on October 24th. Space is limited.

Active Parenting the First Five Years

Evidence-based parent education group for 9 week sessions on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Covers 5 years of parenting, starting from birth to age five with additional topics including temperament, mindfulness, brain development, self-calming, and special needs. School readiness and parent engagement are also addressed during this series. 

Registration is REQUIRED, lunch served and childcare provided with pre-registration. Contact the FRC to register at 508-567-1735

The Greater Fall River Child Protection Council Annual Breakfast: The Importance of Literacy and School Attendance

RSVP by Monday, October 29th

$25.00 p/person and all proceeds to benefit families in need.
Checks or money orders payable to our fiscal agent: “Partners for a Healthier Community”.
Mail to:
Joseph DaSilva
Fall River Housing Authority
P.O. Box 989
Fall River, MA 02722
Ph: 508-675-3527

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration – Please consider donating a new children’s book to support our literacy programs.

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Welcome Breakfast & 2018 Awards Ceremony
Individual Recipient: Matthew H. Malone, Ph.D., Superintendent of the Fall River Public Schools
Agency Recipient: The Fall River Public Library, Children’s Department

10:00 am – 11:30 am: Panel Discussion

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Q&A and Networking