Clearing the Air About Vaping 2018-09-09T19:19:24+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.

Kids are wired to try new things. The current trend, both nationally and locally, is vaping.

As parents, educators, and a community that cares, we need to have a conversation about vaping, along with other risky behaviors.

  • We’ll discuss ways we can help kids to break away from cultural pressures.

  • The teenage brain is built to take risks. How can we encourage smart choices?

  • Vaping can involve flavored liquids, nicotine, or cannabis. We’ll learn about the implications of each.

We’ll be joined by Patrick Dowling, LPC, a licensed clinician who works with adolescents and young adults.

We will also be joined by a prevention specialist from Caron Treatment Center.

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

“It was helpful to learn about the intense levels (of nicotine and other chemicals) that are in vape devices, the accessibility/allure of vaping, and some harmful effects that are occurring.”


“I had no idea what a Juul was.”


“This presentation was amazing.”


“The conversation was a great start. Vaping etc. is really scary and on the rise.”


“The presentation solidified my feelings of empowerment as a parent!”


“Great topic. Very informative!”


“I was very pleased to hear what is being said and done to have youth aware of the effects. I feel like there are good resources available if we need further information. The key was the fact that parents need to connect, and that kids want that!”

Presentations

Coming Up

Find an upcoming “Clearing the Air About Vaping” presentation below.

Past Events

Click on the past “Clearing the Air About Vaping” 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.