USD 232 Student Well-being Series Event: Hidden in Plain View
Would you recognize signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home?
Join us at Mill Valley High School on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 PM for Hidden in Plain View: An Initiative to Help Parents Spot Signs of Risky Behavior. Explore an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom containing over 70 items that could signal that a young person is involved in risky activities. Learn how to spot warning signs and get tips for talking with kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Use this link to register > Hidden in Plain View Presentation
Hidden in Plain View Program for March 7:
5:30 PM - Hidden in Plain View bedroom display open & resource tables
6:30 PM – Hidden in Plain View Presentation
7:15 PM –Panel Discussion with Q&A featuring local experts
We have invited local experts to join the panel discussion from the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Shawnee Police Department. Resource tables with support materials will be available to all families, which include parent toolkit booklets and drug disposal bags.
Attendees are also encouraged to watch Don’t Wait, a new documentary that discusses the pressures facing children today and why it is imperative to have conversations about drugs and alcohol – before it is too late. This film is available to all families, regardless of attendance. Use code: USD232 to watch this film free > https://bit.ly/DontWaitUSD232
*Please note that the film was created for parents and guardians, specifically. They do not recommend watching it with your teenagers. If after watching it yourself you do decide to watch it with your child, it is recommended only for ages 12 and older.
Remember: Talking with your kids early and often about the dangers of drug use is an effective tool to prevent youth substance use. For tips on starting these conversations, go to www.addictionisreal.org.