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San Marcos Parents Learn About Alcohol and Drug Prevention

SMHS Sp Dr Villarreal Pres June 14

San Marcos – Alcohol and drug prevention was the topic at a community forum in San Marcos on Tuesday, June 3th, 2014 and almost 200 parents were present to learn about the issue. Dr. Beatriz Villarreal from Mano a Mano Foundation was the keynote speaker and did a dynamic job engaging parents for almost two hours. Child care was provided to almost 50 children who will be the future leaders of San Marcos, California.

Dr. Villarreal started her presentation by creating awareness and sharing local statistics of drug and alcohol use among youth and related consequences like DUI’s, unwanted pregnancy, mental health problems, and poor academic achievement.

As part of her presentation she also set-up a table displaying drug paraphernalia to show parents how some youth disguise drug use with items like a soda can or a pen. She also talked about the importance of family values, communicating very effectively to the diverse audience utilizing anecdotes and examples Spanish speaking and immigrant parents can relate to.

The presentation was organized by San Marcos Prevention Coalition in collaboration with the San Marcos Unified School District. A similar presentation to English speaking parents at San Elijo Middle School was postponed to the fall due to the recent fires.

The mission of the San Marcos Prevention Coalition is to reduce youth alcohol and drug use and advocate for safe and healthy neighborhoods by improving environmental norms and community policies and enhancing efforts to promote and deliver effective substance abuse prevention. The San Marcos Prevention Coalition meets regularly, for exact dates visit their website at www.sanmarcospreventioncoalition.org

Understanding the Developing Teen Brain

San Marcos Prevention Coalition

 

Understanding the Developing Teen Brain – Learn how Alcohol and Drugs Damage the Brain During Adolescence

San Marcos Prevention Coalition and SMUSD Student Services invite all San Marcos parents  for a

Special Presentation with Mary ET Boyle, Ph. D. Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD

Wednesday, May 14th  – 4-5:30 pm

San Elijo Middle School PAC, 1600 Schoolhouse Way, San Marcos, CA

For more information please contact – Audra Wallace at 760-290-2541 or audra.wallace@smusd.org

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