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Grants Awarded to Winchendon Public Schools

Grants Awarded to Winchendon Public Schools$322,803
 
The Winchendon Project - Phase V (2012)$75,049
The Winchendon Project - Phase IV (2011)$247,754
 
Year:2012Amount: $75,049
Title:The Winchendon Project - Phase V
Grant Type: Synergy Initiative - The Winchendon Project
The Winchendon Project has successfully transitioned to the Winchendon Public Schools (from the Montachusett Opportunity Council) thus allowing parts of this project to be sustained by school personnel.  Notably, students are able to access behavioral health treatment services on site through the school-based health center and the All Stars curriculum continues to be offered in grades 7 and 8.  In addition, two teachers have been trained in a social norming model and can continue the social norming campaign at Murdock Middle High School (MMHS).  Staff and parents know that students can access behavioral health services at MMHS and 58 students accessed these services in the spring of 2011.  Efforts are underway to ensure that the schoool-based health center continues to operate and include behavioral health services for students at MMHS.

Project Director: Mr. Steve Meyer
Fiscal Agent: Winchendon Public Schools
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Year:2011Amount: $247,754
Title:The Winchendon Project - Phase IV
Grant Type: Synergy Initiative - The Winchendon Project
Phase IV of The Winchendon Project (TWP) will continue to build on the work done in each of the first three phases and focus on integrating this work into the Murdock Middle High School. In order to facilitate the sustainability of this work, The Winchendon Public Schools (WPS) has replaced the Montachusett Opportunity Council as the fiscal agent for this project. WPS is working to train school staff to continue various aspects of this work including offering psycho-educational group counseling sessions, offering the All-Stars curriculum (a program to delay the onset of or prevent substance use, violence and sexual activity in youths ages 11 to 14) in grades 7 and 8 and continuing the social norming campaign to address perceptions about substance use/abuse in the school.

The Winchendon Project will continue to be supportive of the Children's Mental Health Campaign, most specifically in their efforts to ensure payment for coordinated care which is especially important in behavioral health services for children.

Project Director: Mr. Steve Meyer
Fiscal Agent: Winchendon Public Schools
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