Forum on substance abuse
The Heights High Parent Connection Council will host two simultaneous talks for families about alcohol and other drugs on April 30, 7 p.m. at Heights High. Please come to the Social Room by 7 p.m. for a brief overview, then students and parents will be directed to the appropriate room.
Pizza will be served, there will be opportunity for discussion after each talk, and prevention and treatment resource information will be available.
All attendees will be automatically entered into a raffle which will be held at the end of the evening. The prizes are ten pairs of season tickets to Heights High 2009-2010 athletic events.
Parents and guardians will hear "The Invisible Thief - The Truth about Alcohol and Other Drugs" by Jim Joyner, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Cuyahoga County. The presentation will focus on when and how parents should talk to their kids about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; how, when and where are teens using; how drugs affect the brain and why kids are at greater risk.
Students will hear "Cleaning Up the Mess" by Lewis Burrell, prevention specialist. When the party is over, students often are left to clean up the mess. It can get old and can interfere with a student's plans for the future. Lewis gives an exciting presentation and wants to talk to students about their concerns.
Joy Henderson is the parent and community liaison for Heights High School.