News From Restorative Justice
Welcome Nicki!
On January 11th we were thrilled to welcome Nicole “Nicki” Shedd to CADY as our new Restorative Justice Coordinator. Nicki comes to us with an extensive educational background working with youth for over 20 years in private school settings. In her many roles she has utilized restorative justice practices and restorative circles, so she is very familiar with the RJ process and the positive outcomes it facilitates for youth, victims, and community.  

We would also like to acknowledge the long and outstanding service of Jim Kemmerer and Tim Tyler. Both stepped up to assist with our Restorative Justice coordinator transitioning after “thinking” they had retired. Moving forward we wish them all the best and thank them for their many years of service. Thank you, Jim and Tim! 
Liz Brochu Joins the Union Leader's
40 Under 40 Class of 2021!
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FREE Parent Handbooks Available!
As parents, we must choose awareness and prevention. Wouldn’t you rather be equipped to recognize the early warning signs of things like anxiety, substance use, social media and screen time before they turn into something more harmful? These are just a few of the topics addressed in Operation Parent's most recent version of their Parent Handbook for Middle and High School Students. This outstanding resource helps educate parents so they can “connect-the-dots” between seemingly harmless issues, like social media use to high-risk behaviors such as substance misuse.

Be proactive and equip yourself with this invaluable tool where you can also find trends, warning signs, misconceptions, tips and advice for the toughest issues you may face during your parenting journey.

Interested in getting a free copy?
Contact Emily Shanahan at
The Central NH Parent Advisory Council (PAC) represents the collective voice of parents in our region. Parent leaders inform CADY on current health-related concerns, needs, and trends, helping to influence changes in prevention policy and programming. This high-energy program provides a rewarding leadership opportunity for parents who want to help build healthy, safe environments and promising futures for kids in the Pemi-Baker and Newfound regions.  

For more information about joining the PAC, contact Liz Brochu at
Community Resources
FREE Substance Misuse Recovery Support Services Including:

  • One-to-one in person and telephone coaching
  • Support for people in ALL stages of recovery and along multiple recovery pathways
  • Help to find detox/rehab/treatment
  • Linking participants with other community resources, such as Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Host location for meetings and other programs
  • Resources and support for family and friends

For more information about PARC, visit
The RISE Recovery Team at Mid-State Health Center is committed to helping improve participants quality of life by offering evidence-based, federally recognized treatment and recovery models proven to provide the best opportunity for success. RISE offers a variety of group SMART recovery meetings open to all in the community. 

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
IOP services are offered at the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth and is co-located with the Plymouth Area Recovery Connection (PARC). While each person develops an individual treatment plan, in general, those in our IOP program will attend sessions that include individual and group counseling, medication-assisted treatment visit with a Mid-State medical provider, recovery support services, as well as education and ancillary education components to assist participants in re-establishing connections in the community. 

For more information about RISE Recovery Services, call 603-217-6300
FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags Are Available!
The majority of teens abusing prescription drugs get them from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription medication thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed down the toilet contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs prevents drug diversion, prevents addiction and saves lives while protecting the environment.

To help address this need, CADY is offering free Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags to the community in order to safely dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medications.

For more information about getting Deterra Bags,
contact Emily Shanahan at
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