What to Say to Your Kids, Preschool to High School
Nancy Pommerening, founder of the non-profit organization Drug Awareness and Prevention, Inc., will be coming to the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center, 27830 Hilliard Blvd. on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 pm. THIS PROGRAM IS FREE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.
In the summer of 2008, Mrs. Pommerening founded the nonprofit Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc. (DAP), with a mission to lessen the demand for illicit drugs. “Generation Rx believes using medications prescribed by a doctor to another family member is a safe way to get high. They are wrong. Rx drug addiction to opiate-based pain pills has been linked to heroin addiction,” warned Mrs. Pommerening. “Since 2007, unintentional drug poisoning has become and continues to be the leading cause of injury death in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicle crashes and suicide.”
Mrs. Pommerening’s presentation will help parents navigate questions about legal and illegal substances our children are exposed to, earlier than we think, and how to talk to our children about substance abuse and prevention. The sooner our children hear the message, the less likely they are to begin using and abusing any substances.
Join us for an honest discussion, get your questions answered, and leave with tools to use in your home to help your child move confidently through their school years.
Westlake Council of PTAs is happy to be able to provide this program for all who can make a difference in a child’s life.
Continue the Conversation
Westlake Council of PTAs is sponsoring the Drug Awareness & Prevention, Inc. presentation on May 10 that you received information on earlier today from Mary Essig. In an effort to keep the discussion ongoing, as research shows this makes this subject matter have more of a positive impact, a follow up event will take place at Westlake Porter Public Library the following evening, May 11.
Continue the Conversation has been developed to give parents, families, and youth of our area a safe place to have a facilitated conversation, ask questions, and receive peer and councilor support regarding issues our youth and families face every day.
Continue the Conversation is a collaborative effort among Westlake Council of PTAs, Westlake City Schools, Westlake Porter Public Library, The Far West Center, Recovery Resources, Connecting for Kids, and Drug Awareness and Prevention, Inc. Monthly discussions will be held on various topics, all pertaining to helping our youth navigate the difficulties they may face through their pre-teen and teen years.