TIPS Certification Training for Liquor Licensees

Each year DanversCARES offers a TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) for businesses that serve or sell alcohol. This is part of our community prevention strategy to reduce underage drinking. This year’s training is Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Danvers Police station, Community Training Room. The training is free to businesses in Danvers, Peabody and the Tri-Town Communities. Registration is required.  Go to this page for more information and to register:  Tips Registration

For a PDF of the flyer click here:  TIPS Training Flyer 2017






In Plain Sight

Don’t miss this open house for adult community members at the Danvers Police Station on Thursday and Friday November 9 and 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Danvers police, Danvers Health Department, Lahey Health Behavioral Services and DanversCARES will be on site to walk you through this interactive display. Join us!

ATLAS and ATHENA Program this Week!

Each year, DanversCARES works with the Athletic Office of the Danvers Public Schools to run the Atlas and Athena program. It is a mentor program run by upper class student athletes for incoming freshmen athletes. Junior and Senior Squad Leaders are trained to facilitate discussions with younger athletes on positive choices. Proper diet, adequate sleep, and good sportsmanship make for an outstanding athlete.  Students also discuss how to avoid negative influences, such as drug use or binge dieting that may negatively affect their athletic performance. Program evaluation shows participating students are more aware of the dangers of drug use and are more likely not to use.


For Fall 2017 Attendees:

Who: All Freshman Fall Athletes

When: September 18th through 22nd from 2:00-2:40

Where: Vye Gym, Danvers High School

This program is optional, students will not be penalized for not attending, however we hope everyone makes the time to participate in this fantastic opportunity!

A Conversation: Marijuana & Youth

Come see Kevin Hill, M.D., M.H.S, author of “the Unbiased Truth About Marijuana” at North Shore Community College on Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 starting at 6:00 pm in the Math and Science Building, Room 106B, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers.

This evening of interaction and learning will explore questions such as: Why is Marijuana Controversial? What are Trends in Use? What are the Implication on the Health of Youth? What is Recreational Marijuana? and How Can I Help Someone?

Join others in this North Shore event to learn more about marijuana as Kevin Hill imparts expert information.

Your youth, your community, your conversation.

Marijuana Flyer 9.28.17 Final

DanversCARES Meeting Schedule for 2017_18

DanversCARES is happy to post our schedule of meetings for the year.

DanversCARES Coalition

Coalition meetings are the first Monday of every month from 9 to 10 am at Danvers High School, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public. Room location varies. Please contact [email protected] for any updates.


September 11

October 2

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 5


May 7

June 4 : Annual Meeting


DanversCARES Steering Committee

Meets bi-monthly in the Central Office Conference Room at Danvers High School, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This group is the executive/governing group of DanversCARES with standing and elected officials.


October 19, 1pm – 2:30pm

December 14, 1pm – 4pm **special meeting scheduled as a ½ day strategic planning retreat

February 15, 1-2:30 pm

April 27, 1-2:30 pm


Youth Leadership Boards

The high school and middle school youth group meet regularly to engage young people in leadership opportunities.  Meeting schedules vary based on the schedules of youth involved each year. Generally meetings are afterschool, weekly.  Some projects involve evening and weekend hours.


Opiate Prevention Committee

This group helps guide opiate prevention work in the community and forms an opportunity to talk about needs, gaps in services, data trends, and state funded initiatives. Public safety, EMS, treatment providers, public health, health care professionals, pharmacists, individuals in recovery, and those interested in opiate prevention are welcome to attend.  


October 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

January 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

March 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


To download a PDF of the meeting schedule, click the link below.

FY17-18 Meeting Schedule_DanversCARES

What’s new in teen social media trends? Update #1: Snap Map


The ever-changing landscape of social media apps that teens use can present issues and concerns around topics such as safety and cyberbullying. Staying aware of trends allows you to have a consistent open dialogue with your child. One such trend is Snap Map…

Snap Map – Snapchat’s location sharing update

What is Snap Map?

Snap Map is a function of the Snapchat app that allows users to track their friends’ locations on a map using GPS.

Can people automatically see where you are—right now, without you knowing—if you’re using Snap chat?

No. Location sharing is optional and turned off by default. When you open the Snap Map for the first time, a prompt has you choose whom you’d like to share your location with. That could be nobody (ghost mode). Or it could be all your friends (as long as you are mutual friends), or specific friends that you choose. Snaps shared on the public Our Story can show up on the map as well. Settings can be changed at any time. Your location on the Snap Map is only updated when you’re using Snapchat, not if your phone just happens to be on.

Can people literally see what you’re doing in real time?

Not quite. The way some are making it sound is that people can watch you through their phones as you’re eating or sleeping or working, like a live stream. They cannot. But Snapchat is trying to guess what you’re doing using data such as as your location, speed of travel, the time of day, and whether your headphones are plugged into your phone. When it thinks it knows, it changes your “Actionmoji,” a cartoon avatar, showing it on the map in an illustrated car, airplane, or perhaps under a beach umbrella. Friends with whom you’re sharing your location can see the snaps you’ve posted in that particular spot.

Parents, be sure to have a conversation with your child about appropriate settings and concerns you have about others knowing his/her location.

Source: Lifehacker, 2017.


Snap Facts

  • 60% of “Snap” users are under 25
  • 23% of Snap users are in high school
  • In a survey, one third of respondents age 13-24 said they used Snap Chat because their parents did not
  • Companies can pay to add brand specific filters for users to apply to pictures

Source: Hootsuite Blog, 2016.