Community Awareness Series: Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Presentation: Protecting our youth from at-risk behaviors, such as substance use, takes a community of support. One of the best ways we can help our kids make healthy choices is to stay informed and be aware of issues that may adversely affect the lives of our youth.
Amanda Miller, manager of the underage drinking prevention programs for Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) will share the Power of Parents Presentation. MADD’s Power of Parents program empowers parents of middle school and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking. Abbe Edgecombe, SCIP Coordinator for Lincoln/Lancaster County will also share information on emerging youth drug trends in an effort to raise awareness of specific substances of abuse, recognition of drug paraphernalia (including products created specifically to help youth disguise or hide substances of abuse) and the role of awareness, education and community supports in youth substance use prevention.
*Due to the nature of the presentation topic, it may not be appropriate for youth to attend.
Community members, parents and school personnel are encouraged to attend.
Sponsors and Community Partners: Lincoln Public Schools, Bryan Independence Center and Lancaster Prevention Coalition.