Talk on teen alcohol, drug use set
CAST to host presentation at Milford High School on Jan. 20
MILFORD – Milford School District and Community Action for Safe Teens will host "High and Seek: Early Detection of Teen Use" from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Milford High School.
This interactive presentation by Melissa Fernald, of Safe Surroundings NE, is designed to help empower parents and educators by promoting early detection of alcohol and drug use by preteens and teenagers and identifying techniques of effectively communicating with teens on this important topic.
The highlight of "High and Seek" is a staged teenage bedroom with more than 70 items that may indicate involvement in high-risk behaviors such as underage drinking and substance abuse. Attendees are encouraged to explore and interact with the mock bedroom before receiving a presentation regarding the latest drug and alcohol trends, an overview of slang terms and paraphernalia, aspects of addiction and a discussion on techniques for effectively communicating with teens.
This is a free presentation for ages 21 and older from Milford and surrounding communities. All parents, teachers, staff and community members are encouraged to attend.
The snow date is Jan. 21.