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PRESS RELEASE:

LIBERTY COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION’S

2010 COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND DRUG PREVENTION SEMINAR

COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENT
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CLEVELAND, Texas- (August 21, 2010)- Anthony Scott, Liberty County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer/Director and the Juvenile Probation Department 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. Seminar will target parents; guardians; and children and teens ages 10 and up.

The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Southside Primary School, 303 Fort Worth, Cleveland, Texas 77327. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast and afternoon snack will be provided.

Several representatives from law enforcement; probation; and local, state, and federal agencies will provide educational presentations. The presentations will focus on topics such as, but not limited to:

Cyper-Bullying, Social Networks/Media, Sexting, and Harassment - Common Drugs Used Among Teens - Substance Abuse Prevention – Educational Resources – Colleges to Careers/College & Career Advisement - Community Services – Decision Making – Teen Violence and Teen Pregnancy – Self-Esteem and Gang Involvement

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact Kelly Semien, Liberty County Juvenile Probation, at (936) 336-4550 or semienkelly@aol.com

Dr. Anita Wright, Inspiring Hope Education and Training, at (832) 527-0154 or anita.wright@sbcglobal.net

Event in collaboration with Inspiring Hope Education and Training.

Event location made possible by the Cleveland Independent School District.

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