The Ridley High School Student Assistance Team is presenting a program for parents of all adolescents to raise awareness about two important issues facing today's students: drug and alcohol use and using social media responsibly. The special event will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Ridley High School.
District Superintendent LeeAnn Wentzel will open the program and provide an overview of the evening. Parents will be able to attend two breakout presentations: "What Parents Need to Know About Current Trends in Drug and Alcohol Use and What To Do If Concerns Arise" and "The Pressures and Perils of Social Media Such As Facebook, Texting, and the Internet."
They will return to the auditorium following the breakout sessions where representatives from the school district will provide information about the comprehensive approach that the district has implemented to address the challenges confronting adolescents and their families. Parents can learn how to access the resources, supports, and services offered by the district.
Representatives from community-based organizations will be on hand to provide information about their services. Those organizations include: Child Guidance Resource Center, Delaware County Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Horsham Clinic, The Domestic Abuse Project, Ridley Park Presbyterian Youth Group Liaisons, Associates of Springfield Psychological and local police departments.
All parents are encouraged to attend to become aware of the concerns and the resources available from the school district.
by the DelCoTimes, Feb 8, 2012