Addressing Tough Parenting Issues

A Mental Health team discussion with Andrea E. Smith, MPA, MSW, CPS

CommunityCare of Lyme’s Mental Health Team is starting out the 2023-2024 academic year with our first Tuesday of the month discussion series on Tuesday, September 5th at 6pm on Zoom.

During this week’s program Andrea Smith, CPS, from ALL Together raised community awareness on today’s toughest parenting issues. Andrea shared resources, and information, including the *Operation Parent Handbooks. This handbook discusses topics from anxiety and depression, to social media, as well as vaping, alcohol, cannabis, and more.

Resources shared last night include:

*There are copies of the Operation Parent Handbooks available for free. If you would like to learn more, or get your copy please contact the mental health team. If you live outside of the Lyme area, please use the following request form and Andrea will place your copy in the mail.
Request a handbook: Operation Parent Handbook Request (


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Andrea E. Smith, MPA, MSW, CPS
Andrea E. Smith, MPA, MSW, CPS
Andrea Smith is the Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator for the Upper Valley Regional Public Health Network and is part of the Population Health Department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She has served as co-facilitator for ALL Together, the Upper Valley’s regional substance misuse and suicide prevention coalition for the past three years. Andrea has her Master’s in Social Work and Public Administration and is a Certified Prevention Specialist. Andrea is passionate about equipping parents and caregivers with the resources and tools necessary to help navigate the complexities of raising a teen.

Every Wednesday, CommunityCare of Lyme lifts up a wellness topic, embracing the widest possible definition of individual and community well-being. We include local and national resources, individual and group programs and practices, and personal stories, videos, or songs that have something to teach us all. We are always seeking guest contributors! 

If you have a wellness-themed topic you would like to share or learn more about, please reach out to

Shelby Wood
Manager of Volunteer Participation
CommunityCare of Lyme
802-468-7776 (cell)
603-795-0603 (CCL office and help line)