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2nd Annual Adult Prom

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Alden Park Bar and Grill

160 Colony Place

Plymouth, MA 02360

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What is an Adult Prom? Just like the Prom you remember or missed... our Adult Prom will have a Prom Court (send your nominees and brief story of why they should be Prom King & Queen to andy@2themoonandback.org). Prom Court will consist of three nominated couples who will be voted on night of for King & Queen. Spiked Punch! it was wrong when you were younger, but now it's just right. A concocted Spiked Punch by the amazing bartenders at Alden Park Bar & Grill. Winner of many awards due to their strong stage presence and well played dance music, Soul City Band will rock the stage all night long! Silent Auction items are on point this year as they were last year, get ready to bid!! Come join us on the Red Carpet and then put on your corsage and jump in the photo booth!


What we've accomplished this past year!

Caregivers Support Group - We served 70 families through our Support Group this year and established a private online support group for families outside our area. We have plans to expand to the Fall River area with our groups within the next 6 months. The Southcoast Hospital System has the highest rates of NAS births in the state (DPH,
2017).

Kids Group - We held three quarterly groups that served 52 children. Groups included sensory play with Abilities Rec, yoga and mindfulness, and karate. Our final group will utilize animals as a tool for self-regulation. Each of these activities focussed on developmental deficits that children born opiate-dependent often experience. This includes fine and gross motor issues, “behavioral” issues that are actually sensory processing differences, and problems with executive functioning.

Resource Guide - We developed a first of its kind Resource Guide for the South Shore in collaboration with our community partners who are experts in the field. They wrote about resources like early intervention, occupational therapy, and behavioral health services. To date, we have distributed 500 copies of the guide across the state.

Beyond NAS Conference - Held on May 10, 2019, in Plymouth and had 350 attendees that included providers and families. Nationally recognized speakers presented including Dr. Elisha Wachman and Dr. Matthew Grossman.

Community Presentations - We provided over 30 presentations on NAS to community providers, raising awareness within early intervention, pediatrics, and schools.

Consultations - We provided consultation on children in Michigan (elementary school), West Virginia (Lilly’s Place), Pennsylvania (Birth to Three), and here in Massachusetts

Additionally, in February we formed a To the Moon and Back Chapter in West Virginia. Our board in West Virginia is providing monthly Caregivers Groups, presentations, and legislative advocacy. To date, they have served an additional 50 families. In May another nonprofit, Together Through NAS merged under us. They provide Nurture A Superhero (www.nurtureasuperhero.org) boxes at hospital discharge to families caring for babies with NAS. The items in the box are specific to kids born with NAS to help with bonding and to decrease stimulation. We also acquired the Substance Exposed Newborns South East (SENSE) out of Fall River. This is a community collaboration including early intervention, DCF, South Coast Hospital, and numerous other providers. We plan to expand their model which was established 5 years ago throughout the state to increase collaboration.

All of this because of the support we recieved from the 1st Annual Adult Prom!


To The Moon And Back is a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts-based non-profit in 2018, To The Moon and Back, Inc. (TTMAB) is an advocacy organization founded by Theresa Harmon, MSW, LICSW. The organization is dedicated to supporting children born substance exposed and their caregivers. TTMAB provides twice monthly support groups (for foster and adoptive parents, relative and non-relative caregivers) of children born with substance exposure. The organization serves as a welcoming resource for caregivers to connect with their peers. Expert speakers experienced in children with substance exposure are engaged to educate caregivers and inform communities on the latest in research and best practices for this population. Support programs provide a safe place to discuss parenting and share best practices for caring for children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or substance exposure with peers. Education programs provide expert speakers and training to industry health providers and social services to help guide the care of those affected. TTMAB is committed to forging one voice as advocates for children.

In alignment with its mission, TTMAB provides advocacy and recommendations to local and state leaders on the unmet needs of the population and gaps in services for children born with exposure as well as their caregivers. The organization is committed to supporting legislation progress that aspires to ensure that children born substance exposed have all the tools needed to thrive. Initially launched as peer-to-peer group at the Plymouth Recovery Center in 2017, TTMAB has now expanded, serving more of the Eastern seaboard with a new chapter in West Virginia. For more information, or to donate please follow To The Moon and Back on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @tothemoonma. #BeyondNAS

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