Community Awareness Series: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

 Our youth are our future’s greatest asset.  Schools, parents, caregivers and communities all play a role in providing supportive pathways for our youth as they navigate childhood and adolescence.  Lincoln Public Schools is partnering with School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP), Bryan Independence Center and the Lancaster Prevention Coalition to put on a series of valuable presentations about how to support the health and well-being of our community’s youth. These events are open to parents, students, school professionals and community members.

The next event in the series will be:
Promoting Healthy Choices
April 26 at 6:30 p.m. 
North Star High School - auditorium

Protecting our youth from at-risk behaviors, such as substance use, takes a community of support.  One of the best ways we can help our kids make healthy choices is to stay informed and be aware of issues that may adversely affect the lives of our youth. 

Amanda Miller, manager of the underage drinking prevention programs for Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) will share the Power of Parents Presentation.  MADD’s Power of Parents program empowers parents of middle school and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.  Abbe Edgecombe, SCIP Coordinator for Lincoln/Lancaster County will also share information on emerging youth drug trends in an effort to raise awareness of specific substances of abuse, recognition of drug paraphernalia (including products created specifically to help youth disguise or hide substances of abuse) and the role of awareness, education and community supports in youth substance use prevention. 

Published: February 28, 2018, Updated: February 28, 2018