Monday, January 14, 2013

Start Talking Now: free parent education presentations available for parent groups

Conversations between parents and their children about drugs and alcohol should start early but parents sometimes don’t know what to say.  Prevention WINS now offers free 30-minute presentations for parents of elementary school students to help them learn how to get started. 

Did you know: high school students who smoke marijuana report that they started between the ages of 13 -14?

Marijuana business will open within the next year.  Grocery stores now sell spirits.  What can parents say to their children as alcohol and marijuana become more available?

To prevent teen drug use, parents should start talking to their children before they enter middle school.  Parents of 5th grade students can learn how to start the conversation through a free 30-minute presentation provided by trained facilitators. 

During this training, parents will learn:
  1. The problem of underage drinking and drug use.
  2. How the perception of risk plays into underage use.
  3. The powerful role of peers.
  4. The importance of parental influence and how parents can prevent underage drug use.

For information about hosting a presentation at your school or parent group, contact Prevention WINS.  

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