Education

15 Minute Child Break Presentation Offered by Woodland Park Alliance

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - As part its annual observance of Red Ribbon Week, the Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will present the "15 Minute Child Break" at Beatrice Gilmore School, 1075 McBride Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

This free event is open to all parents and guardians. 

This one-hour multimedia program informs, encourages and empowers parents, guardians, grandparents, educators, coaches and other adult caregivers about how to communicate with children about the misuse/abuse of alcohol and other drugs. It includes up-to-date statistics on drug and alcohol use and information about various types of drugs used by children.

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Research for the presentation shows that children who have regular communication with parents about daily activities are 67 percent less likely to be involved in substance abuse than children who have little or no communication. Additionally, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recently promoted guidelines encouraging parents to talk to their children about this issue as early as age 9.

The following topics are covered:

  • Underage drinking
  • Marijuana use
  • Abuse of prescription and over the counter medications
  • Influence of media and pop culture
  • Effects of specific drugs
  • Identifying risk and protective factors
  • Strengthening parenting and communication skills
  • Utilizing teachable moments

For more information visit http://www.drugfreenj.org/child-break/15-minute-child-break/

 

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