Thursday, April 22, 2010

NEWS RELEASE: Liberty County Juvenile Probation

LIBERTY COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION’S

2010 COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND DRUG PREVENTION SEMINAR

COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENT
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LIBERTY, Texas- (May 1, 2010)- Liberty County Juvenile Probation Department, in collaboration with Inspiring Hope Education and Training, will sponsor a FREE Community Awareness and Drug Prevention Seminar. This is an important educational seminar that will raise the community and parents’ awareness of the trends of adolescent drug use as well as other unhealthy behaviors that affect the positive growth and development of adolescents. Our hope is that the knowledge of prevention theories and strategies offered at this seminar will strengthen individuals, families, community leaders, and support systems.

The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Liberty Middle School, 2515 Jefferson Drive, Liberty, Texas 77575. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast and afternoon snack will be provided.

Several representatives from law enforcement, probation, the school district, and local, state and federal agencies will provide educational workshops. The workshops and panel discussions will focus on topics such as, but not limited to:

Cyper-Bullying, Sexting, and Harassment - Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault - Common Drugs Used Among Teens - Anger Management - Depression and Suicide Among Teens - Substance Abuse Prevention - Gang Prevention Education - Decision-Making and Self-Esteem Building - Parenting.

In addition, the health department, community organizations, and other social service agencies will setup booths to provide participants with information regarding health and safety issues, counseling, employment opportunities, and much more.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Kelly Semien, Liberty County Juvenile Probation, at (936) 336-4550 or semienkelly@aol.com OR Dr. Anita Wright, Inspiring Hope Education and Training, at 832-527-0154 or anita.wright@scglobal.net.

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