Community Education Series: PREP: Prevention Resources and Education
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Parents and caregivers are the most effective resources in preventing and reducing teen substance use, however, many adults may feel uncomfortable with starting this important conversation. This presentation is designed to give parents and caregivers the information, resources and talking points to help them navigate this critical topic with the youth in their lives.
Speaker: Tasha Thomas, Masters in Guidance and Counseling
About the Speaker:
Ever since Tasha Thomas was a teenager, she knew that she had a passion working with youth. Tasha is currently sharing that passion as a Student Assistant Specialist with Caron Treatment Centers where she provides nicotine cessation prevention and intervention services to youth, schools and parents in the Greater Orlando community. In this role, she facilitates psycho-educational support groups, classroom presentations and trainings that provide information on substance use and healthy lifestyle choices. Tasha’s background includes public speaking, diversity/inclusion training, crisis intervention and youth program development and evaluation. Prior to her work at Caron, she spent the past 20 years providing support services for at risk youth in the Orlando community, including nine years as a School Counselor.
1. Provide information on current youth drug trends such as vaping and the dangers of use to the developing brain and body.
2. Empower parents and caregivers with effective communication skills when talking to their children about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
3. Discuss the resiliency factors that help protect youth from substance use
We will also be doing a live raffle during the event! To be entered in the giveaway please be present for introductions during the first 5 minutes of the meeting. We will announce the winner towards the end of the presentation.
Time: 2PM-3PM EST
No credits will be provided for attending this training. Our Community Education Series is open to the public and anyone interested in learning more about addiction and other mental health topics. Note: These webinars are not accredited by the NBCC and are not eligible for continuing education hours.