A Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use 2018-06-27T16:00:47+00:00

Be a Part of the Conversation and the Montgomery County Office of Drugs and Alcohol are partnering to bring this important program to parents and educators of children in ten school districts throughout Montgomery County.

What are some of the most effective ways to keep our kids from using alcohol or other drugs? What are some of the signs that they might be drinking or trying drugs?

Have you ever had the most amazing talk with your son or daughter about healthy choices, and a week later you wonder if they heard anything you said?

There are important biological reasons that our kids take risks. We’ll talk about how as parents, we can help to shape our kids’ choices and behaviors, and raise successful young adults.

For more information, contact Kim Porter at 267-629-2214 or kim@conversation.zone.

I learned so much tonight! Excellent! Thank you!


Best 90 minutes I’ve spent the last month. So informative. Wish all my friends could have attended.


“I liked the idea of a ‘lighthouse parent.’”


“I learned about red flags, how to W.A.I.T. (why am I talking?) when we’re upset, and staying calm.”

Presentations

Coming Up

Find an upcoming “Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use” presentation below.

Past Events

Click on the past “Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use” event for its “Follow Up” page, which includes materials, links to resources, presenters’ contact information, and more!

Q. I am an educator in another school district. May I attend any of these events? 2018-06-04T13:14:44+00:00

A.

Absolutely! We encourage educators from school districts throughout the Delaware Valley to observe our programs. This might also be helpful if you have an interest in hosting a similar event in your community.

If you are interested in having Be a Part of the Conversation visit your community to present this program or others, please email Kim Porter at  kim@conversation.zone, or call 267-629-2214.

Q. Is this event only for people who live in the community or district hosting the event? 2018-06-04T13:15:42+00:00

A.

While this event often features local school staff who might address current issues with drugs and alcohol, as well as discuss community resources, the event is open to the public.

If you are interested in having Be a Part of the Conversation visit your community to present this program or others, please email Kim Porter at  kim@conversation.zone, or call 267-629-2214.

Q. Should children attend this event? 2018-06-04T13:16:53+00:00

A.

No. This program is intended for parents or guardians of school-aged children, or any adults who wish to learn more about this topic.

Note:  Some school districts provide babysitting at no charge. Please click on the registration button for the location you are interested in to see if babysitting is available.