Parent/Guardian Forum on Youth Substance Abuse

When: Tuesday October 22, 9–10:30am

Where: Estabrook Room in Cary Hall

Questions: ptoforums@gmail.com

All Clarke, Diamond and LHS parents and guardians are invited to join LPS Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev, LICSW for a PTO-sponsored forum. Parents will have the opportunity to hear about current trends in youth substance use (including vaping, marijuana, and alcohol), understand the science behind the developing brain and the impact of substances, as well as learn strategies to talk to their children. "Hidden in Plain Sight" display of a mock teen bedroom will also be set up for parents to walk through to help them understand common household items that could be an indication of substance use in their teen. This is an interactive session and there will be time for Q&A.