Screen Agers Film Viewing

Join DanversCARES for a viewing of the film documentary Screen Agers, next Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at the Danvers High School Auditorium. This program is open to the community.  The film is 70 minutes in length and will be followed by a short facilitated discussion. Click Screenagers Growing Up Digital to download the flyer.



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!

Marijuana & the Teen Brain Presentation

Join Lahey Health Behavioral Services and the Essex Tech Parent Teacher Student Organization on November 7 at 6:30 in the Essex Tech media center to learn about how marijuana impacts the health of adolescents. Marijuana & The Teen Brain Flyer


Parent University: Time to Register!

It’s time to register for a new and exciting opportunity: Parent University! This is a 1/2 day conference for parents, caregivers, and professionals working with youth.  To learn more and to register, visit .


Please download and share our flyer.

Parent University Flyer 2 Final


Dr. Kevin Hill on Marijuana and Youth

If you missed the regional forum on A Conversation: Marijuana and Youth, check out the presenter’s slides.

Dr. Hill Presentation PDF (1)



Healthy Kids, Healthy Community: DanversCARES Programs at a Glance

Enjoy this brief movie of DanversCARES community work!

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