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East Elementary School and “Parenting with a Purpose”: Working Together to Strengthen Families

A representative from the Center for Prevention Services talks with a East Elementary parent about alcohol and drug-free homes.

Once again, East Elementary School offered the “Parenting with a Purpose” classes for the month of March. The classes incorporated many need-to-know lessons, information and resources for enabling parents to have a healthy relationship with their children while keeping them safe. In one of the classes, the instructor from The Center for Prevention Services presented to the parents their initiative called ”Safe Homes”, teaching them about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. The parents received valuable information with statistics. For example, in the United States, there is a total of 10 million people who admit to having used alcohol between the ages of 12-20 when the legal drinking age is 21. During this session, the parents had the opportunity to see a display that shows the different kinds of drugs that children could be exposed to or obtain. The Union County Public Health, Latino Outreach Services of UCPS and The Center for Prevention Services along with other agencies are collaborating to help and support parents by creating a relationship of trust between the parents and their children so they will be able to talk openly about the issues that affect them daily.
 

Written by: Gustavo Arévalo, Latino Outreach Coordinator
Posted: Apr 03, 2014 by Lisa Moniz

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