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Technology

To improve access for DYS youth to postsecondary and credentialing opportunities and required standardized testing (e.g. online MCAS testing), DYS has invested in technology and technology ...

Prevention and Health Equity

At SPIFFY, health equity is at the core of our substance misuse prevention efforts. Our approach is restorative: we aim to implement collaborative, community-driven prevention strategies that ...

Policy

The laws, regulations, and practices that govern schools, institutions, and municipalities often have an impact on risk and protective factors in youth. On this page, you will find a range of ...

Community

From municipal leaders to those working in youth-serving organizations, everyone has a role in prevention. On this page you’ll find resources for prevention campaigns, toolkits for community ...

Schools

Schools play a critical role in prevention by acting as institutions in which youth not only spend a significant amount of time in, but also serve as a means for health education. ...

Youth

On this page you will find a range of resources that can directly support young people. In a nutshell, here are the main categories of resources you’ll find here: get involved in youth ...

Parents and Caregivers

Research has consistently demonstrated how critical parents and caregivers are in impacting the likelihood of their children using substances.  Parents and Caregivers Parents/caregivers can ...

Working in DYS Education

Are you interested in making a profound difference for youth? Do you believe in following your dreams and uplifting the dreams and aspirations of others? If you respond YES, we want you to join ...

Who We Are

SPIFFY Committees, Task Forces, and Workgroups Joining a committee or a community task force is a great way for parents, youth, and community professionals to get involved in developing SPIFFY’s ...

About SPIFFY

SPIFFY, founded in 2002, is a broad, countywide coalition that helps local communities reduce risk factors that make it more likely youth will engage in unhealthy behaviors, while increasing ...

Special Ed Surrogate Parents

The Massachusetts Special Education Surrogate Parent Program (SESPP) appoints trained volunteers across the Commonwealth to act as special education decision-makers for students who have no ...

Working for Special Education in Institutional Settings

CES is the contracted provider for special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS), a program of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. SEIS provides special ...
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