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Ridley encourages a night of drug and alcohol for parents

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

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Comment by Howard McCoy on February 11, 2013 at 6:57pm

Great event the school district is providing.  When I was raising my kids a look for glassy eyes, a smell of their breath, and "be home by midnight" was sufficient.  Todays' parents have new challenges to pay attention to: social media, chat rooms, video conferencing and sexting...none of the things we had growing up.  Parents are the resources, supports, and the examples youngsters look up to first.

Comment by Linda Shockley on February 9, 2013 at 12:41pm

You really ought to rethink the title of this. Looks like you're going to be doing drugs & drinking with your kids.

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