Would you like your community to Be a Part of the Conversation?
If you are an educator, community leader, concerned parent, or simply someone who believes that we can all benefit from having meaningful conversations about substance use and its affects on young people and their families . . . we invite you to join us!
What are the greatest concerns in your community? Have there been an unusual number of alcohol-related issues? Are you seeing more heroin use? We will work with you to determine the topics that need to be addressed based on interviews with stakeholders in your community, such as educators, family members, local health care and treatment providers, and law enforcement officials.
There are two ways to Be a Part of the Conversation
1. Choose from our Available Programs on an “as needed” basis.
2. Become a full Community Partner, and Be a Part of the Conversation will become an integral part of your community, providing ongoing support.
Here are some of the specific topics Be a Part of the Conversation addresses:
• The Disease of Addiction
• Effective Communication Skills
• Setting Boundaries
• Warning Signs
• Finding “Natural Highs”
• Underage Drinking
• Media, Messaging & Youth
• ADDICT, a Play Dramatizing Substance Use
• A Conversation About Heroin
• Prescription Drug Misuse
• A “Mock Teen Bedroom”
• Life in Recovery
• We also engage guests speakers such as Chris Herren, Matt Bellace,
Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Tom McLellan, and many others.
• Your school district and/or municipality will be listed on this website under “My Community,” where we will list resources and related programs in your area.
• We will help to establish a Parent Partnership support meeting if similar groups are not available in your area.
• As a Community Partner, you will have an opportunity to meet with other Partners, as well as Be a Part of the Conversation’s leadership and a network of professionals who are directly involved in substance misuse initiatives and treatment. We will discuss trends, best practices, and new opportunities to engage the public.