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South Brunswick Parent Academy Discusses Proms, Parties and Pitfalls

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Next Thursday, April 14th, the SBPA wraps up 2015-2016 with a special edition of the Academy: an important workshop being offered to parents AND students: Proms, Parties and Pitfalls, presented at South Brunswick High School at 7 pm. This important and timely workshop is being presented as an educational forum for parents and students to gain knowledge, insight and tips on teens, alcohol & other drugs AND to help ensure everyone stays SAFE, especially during the prom and graduation season, a particularly risky time of year. 

 

Parents and students will explore the myths and facts surrounding underage alcohol and other drug use and abuse among South Brunswick teens and will include a discussion with parents and professionals involved with and affected by the drug and alcohol issues affecting our students, who will share their perspective and experience. Facilitators will discuss what parents and students can do to help keep students and their families safe during these times and offer effective strategies, talking points and resources, to aid in successfully handling difficult or uncomfortable situations that may arise.

 

In an effort to encourage as many South Brunswick teens and their families to attend this important workshop, tickets will be raffled off to the SBHS Junior and Senior Proms (reimbursing families for tickets already purchased.) Each attendee will receive an entry for the raffle, so the more people from a family who attend (mom, dad, student, etc.) – the better the chance of winning! Parents and students should plan to come together to hear this important information AND win a free ticket to the prom! WIN-WIN!! (Please note: Four winners total, only one winning ticket per family, a $95 or $125 value.)

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A special edition of the Academy, this workshop is being offered to parents AND students, in collaboration with the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse, South Brunswick Police Dept., SBHS Professionals & Students, Wellspring Center for Prevention, Rutgers UBHC BRIDGE Center, SBHS Project Graduation and SUDZ (Stop Underage Drinking Zone).

 

As with most SBPA workshops, the workshop will run from 7:00-8:30 pm, however childcare will NOT be provided.  Interested parties can register online by visiting the District's Web site, www.sbschools.org and clicking the South Brunswick Parent Academy icon under Quick Links or by emailing sbpa@sbparents.org. If emailing your registration, please be sure to include your name, telephone number, email address and your child’s grade.  For additional information, contact SBPA Director, Christine Mariano at christine.mariano@sbschools.org or sbpa@sbparents.org.

 

 

The South Brunswick Municipal Alliance, Every Parent Influences Children (EPIC) and the South Brunswick School District have partnered to offer a series of workshops under the umbrella of the South Brunswick Parent Academy (SBPA). The Academy is founded on the concept of “Solving the Puzzle of Parenting … One Piece at a Time.”  In its tenth year, SBPA continues to offer parenting workshops, as well as District workshops on curriculum, instruction and safe and caring schools.  This year SBPA offers ten workshops, focusing on timely and relevant issues facing families today.

EPIC is a non-profit organization whose programming is funded in South Brunswick by the South Brunswick Board of Education and in part by a grant from the South Brunswick Municipal Alliance, as part of the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA). 

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