Contact for Robert Crown Center for Health Education Kris Adzia, Director of Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids are bombarded with thousands of peer and media messages daily. They need social-emotional skills and scientific information they can trust to inform their decision making. Studies show that youth are more influenced by their families than any other source. You may not think they’re listening, but they are.
Community programs are an important component of comprehensive health education. Educators can provide students with tools and information, but the conversation must continue at home and in communities to reinforce positive messaging and put information in the context of a family’s own values and expectations.
This free GPS event will begin at 7 p.m. and last one hour. The program will observe trends and stressors in the lives of youth, provide understanding of youth development and decision making, share tools and strategies to support conversations with youth, identify and strengthen protective factors for youth, and increase self-efficacy with conversation plans and strategies.
Attendees of the Substance Abuse Prevention section will learn:
1) Why youth are vulnerable decision makers due to brain development.
2) What youth are seeing in regards to drug use, including current research, trends, and barriers to healthy choices.
3) How to reduce the risk of youth drug use through healthy relationships and conversations.
4) To create a conversation action plan on a specific drug topic.
5) Where to find additional substance abuse prevention resources.
At 8:00p.m. the West Nation Parent Committee has organized a Parent to Parent Community Conversation to allow for further discussion around this important topic. We hope that you will join us to share your thoughts, questions and concerns.
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present Raising Healthy Teens: Substance Abuse Prevention with The Robert Crown Center for Health Education on Wednesday, February 8th at the Marquardt Administration Center in Glendale Heights. This program is organized in partnership with the West Nation Parent Committee.
Robert Crown Center presenters are experts in the field of health education and know how to create a comfortable environment for meaningful conversation. The Robert Crown Center is the nation’s oldest health education center and a well-known Chicago-area resource for primary prevention education.