Bristol County Regional Coalition Contact information
Annemarie Matulis, Director
Bristol County Regional Coalition Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Bristol County FY16 Regional Coalition Highlights
Collaboration with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to host a youth summit with focus on bullying/cyberbullying, depression, suicide and underage drinking on October 2, 2015
Annemarie Matulis & Tracey Medeiros both presented workshops – Suicide Prevention 101 & Embracing Imperfection: the Journey of a Suicide Attempt Survivor” respectively. The BCRCSP received more than a dozen request for awareness & training activities as a direct result. In addition, 5 of the youth became members of the Silver City Teen Center
ASIST Training for 20 individuals, including several scholarships
In July 2015, a press conference was held focused on MassMen and the relationship to past and current suicide deaths in the county. In addition, 3 “community conversations” were hosted in Taunton, Fall River and Attleboro throughout the fiscal year that included presentations and discussions on MassMen. Paul Gabriele and Franklin Cook presented in Taunton and Fall River respectively. Distribution of MassMen materials has become a part of all BCRCSP activities.
There are now 4 active community based coalitions within Bristol County. All 4 decided to utilize their funds to send members to a June ASIST.