Parent Education Series

2018-2019 Parent Education Series

Schools helping children to become healthy members of the community

The Blunt Truth About Marijuana – September 26, 2018 6:30-8:00 PM Central DeWitt High School

A look at how teens are being impacted by marijuana legalization in Colorado and what parents need to know. Presented by Ben Cort, SAM.

The Heroin Epidemic – September 27, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM River Church, Clinton

A story of heroin addiction, incarceration, and losing a son to an overdose. Presented by Tim Ryan.

Optimizing Technology for Your Kids – October 3, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM Clinton Middle School

What every parent needs to know about social media, cell phones, and the internet. Presented by Partnership@DrugFreeIowa.org.

Hidden in Plain Sight – November 5, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM Fulton High School

Insights into youth substance abuse, drug paraphernalia, and concealment of illicit drugs and alcohol.

Anxiety & Depression in Teens – November 28, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM Camanche Middle School

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in teens and helping them to cope. A look at available community resources.

Bullying – December 6, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM Clinton Middle School

Defining and examining bullying in school and on social media. Information on the effects of bullying and how parents can help their children.

Vaping, JUULING, E-cigs – January 15, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM St. Joseph School, DeWitt

Examining the many new ways in which teens obtain, consume, and become addicted to nicotine.

Human Trafficking – January 30, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM Camanche Middle School

A report on human trafficking (including sex and labor trafficking) in our area. Heeding the warning signs of trafficking activity.

Trauma – February 12, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM Clinton Middle School

Understanding the impact of trauma on brain development. Helping adolescents deal with trauma.

Oxy, Lean, Xs, Addy – March 7, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM Camanche Middle School

What parents need to know about the everyday abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs by youth.

Sexting & Cell Phone Safety – March 26, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM Central DeWitt High School

Understanding that sexting is a form of child pornography. Examining sexting from legal and emotional perspectives.

Underage Drinking – April 11, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM Clinton Middle School

Recognizing new trends in the consumption of alcohol. Preventing early initiation and use in your own home.

Stress & Transitions – April 30, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM St. Joseph School, DeWitt

Understanding how major life transitions, such as going into high school, can foster stress and cause risky behaviors in adolescents.

 

For details or more information,

call 563-241-4371 or visit www.communitycommitted.com

Camanche School District, Central DeWitt Community School District, Clinton Community School District, Riverbend School District, and St. Joseph Catholic School are partnering with the

Camanche- DeWitt Coalition and Gateway ImpACT Coalition to offer this educational series.