(Council Bluffs) Family Matters: Drug Abuse Prevention for Families

(Council Bluffs) Family Matters: Drug Abuse Prevention for Families

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Date(s) - Saturday, January 11, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library


In the first half of the training, parents and kids will receive age-appropriate training in separate classes. The second half of the training will bring the parents and kids together, giving them tools and concepts to increase communication. Then, they will have an opportunity to role play together.

1. Parents: You Matter
A presentation for parents with information from a number of perspectives – law enforcement, prevention, health, and treatment – to provide you with an understanding of the drug and alcohol issues kids face today, and how parents can help. Topics covered include:

  • Why YOU matter
  • Why DO kids use drugs/alcohol?
  • What YOU can do
    • Communicate – 4 tips to help
    • Monitor – 6 tips to help
    • How to spot drug/alcohol use
    • What to do if you spot drug/alcohol use
  • Next Steps
  • Information on current drug trends

2. Me360: Training for Middle School Students and Older

Me360 is a unique educational strategy developed by PMP and targeted to youth 7th grade and older. It is designed to deliver information about ALL drugs of abuse from a law enforcement, prevention, and treatment perspective. Me360 presentations are co-delivered to youth by these three groups of professionals and are tailored to meet the needs of each group/classroom. Me360 presentation topics include:

  • Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, synthetic drug, prescription drug, and meth facts
  • Effects of alcohol and other drugs on the brain
  • How alcohol and other drugs affect users
  • Impact of substance abuse on communities and families
  • How to prevent problems related to substance abuse
  • Addiction = Biology + Choices
  • Substance abuse treatment – it works

Supplemented with video features, including public service messages and real-life testimony, as well as interactive opportunities for youth, the presentation is customized to reflect local issues, needs, and data. The prevention section has been infused with the 40 Developmental Asset framework, developed by the Search Institute. Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention, the Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.

Instructors: Lorelle Mueting, Prevention Means Progress Director, and Maggie Ballard, Prevention Means Progress Specialist

This has been approved for 3 hours of foster parent training credit.

Please print and fill out this certificate and bring it to the training. Have your caseworker and training facilitator sign the form to ensure you receive the CEUs available. Always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. Acceptable proof would also include the signature of the trainer on either training materials or notes that includes the title and date of the training.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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