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Wake Up Call Presentation by Waushara County Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Committee

12.04.2017 17:00 - 12.04.2017 20:30

Monday, December 4th, Wake Up Call Presentation. The Waushara County Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Committee invites all adults, 21 and over, to join them on December 4th from 5-8:30pm at the WWII Memorial Building for an eye-opening presentation learning about substance abuse and the part it plays in the lives of our children and grandchildren. Wake Up Call is a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The Wake Up Call bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. The goal of this presentation is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse. In addition to learning about the various hiding spots and items that may indicate use, audience members will learn about the signs and symptoms associated with alcohol and drug abuse, as well as strategies that can help reduce the chances of substance abuse. The Sherriff’s Department K-9 Unit will do a presentation. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and get a closer look at the items located in the bedroom. For questions or to register, please contact Mary LaBlanc at 920-787-6600 or at marykay.lablanc@co.waushara.wi.us