LYME/OLD LYME — Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) and two other organizations* host an interactive online workshop via Zoom, Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. for parents, caregivers, and adults who work with youth.
This presentation is extremely important because:
- One in five Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) youth in grades 7-12 report vaping.
- By 12th grade, over 40 percent of LOL youth report vaping.
- Data says that youth are at risk for developing nicotine addiction that becomes a gateway to other substances, and physical harm from vaping.
Titled, Hidden in Plain Sight, participants are invited to browse a mock bedroom that is filled with items that can be easily used to hide drugs and paraphernalia.
This will be followed by a drug education workshop on ways to:
- Understand the types of inexpensive, easily accessible products available.
- Recognize warning signs of drug use, both obvious and hidden.
- Determine what to do if a problem is suspected.
- Practice skills for having tough conversations with young people in your life.
- Learn about resources available in your community.
This program is free and open to the public. Register at this link.
For more information, contact Alli Behnke, MSW, Prevention Coordinator at [email protected]lysb.org.
*This program is presented by Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals, Lyme-Old Lyme Prevention Coalition and LYSB.