'Hidden Mischief': Simulation at Falls School auditorium teaches signs of substance abuse, 3/14
Teens are getting more resourceful in storing drugs, tobacco and drug paraphernalia right under their parents' nose. That's why the Mahopac School District, Prevention Council of Putnam, and Communities that Care (CTC) have teamed up to educate parents and caregivers on how to prevent drug use among Mahopac teenagers.
"Something as simple as a highlighter in your child's room may be a place for them to hide something," said Valarie Nierman, Mahopac High School Health Education Teacher and Mahopac Schools Health Coordinator.
Parents and caregivers will be guided through a simulated teenage room and coached on locating signs of substance abuse and hiding drugs.
“Our goal is to give parents and caregivers of Mahopac high school and middle school students the tools to say no to drugs and give them resources to help talk to their children. Ultimately, we want students to be equipped make healthy and smart choices,” said Anthony DiCarlo, Superintendent of Schools.
WHAT: “Hidden Mischief”: Teen bedroom simulation teaching signs of substance abuse
WHO: Mahopac School District, Prevention Council of Putnam, and Communities that Care (CTC)
WHEN: March 14th, 7pm
WHERE: Mahopac Falls School Auditorium, 100 Myrtle Ave, Mahopac, NY 10541
This educational event is for adults only. Refreshments will be served. Contact Davia Bugge for more information: email@example.com (845)628-3256 x1142