Sunnyside High School to hold 'Communities of Concern Parents Town Hall' | Families
What do parents really know about their teens? Where do teens get their alcohol? How different are today’s strains of marijuana compared to the 1970s versions? What are Teen Pharm Parties? These are some questions you may have floating around in your brain, if you are the parent of a teenager. Sunnyside High School will be hosting a Town Hall to help parents with these and other hard questions.
Sunnyside High School in coordination with the Pima County Community Prevention Coalition and the Pima County–Tucson Commission on Addiction Prevention and Treatment will hold a Communities of Concern Program Town Hall to help forge a partnership of parents, students, schools and other organizations to offer information to keep teens free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
WHEN: April 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sunnyside High School Auditorium, 1725 E. Bilby Rd., (520) 545-5300
Potential speakers for the Town Hall meeting are John Leavitt, Assistant Police Chief, Tucson Police Department; Beverly Mason Biggers, Program Specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Southern Arizona.
This year, the Pima County Community Prevention Coalition (CPC) is also offering parents of teens a free registration to the SAMHSA approved best practices Online Parenting Wisely American Teen program that is offered in both English and Spanish. While it normally costs $40, the CPC will offer the course free to the first 100 parents to register before June 30th. Parents who complete the course by June 30th will also receive a $20 gift card and a Certificate of Completion.
The CPC - which is funded in part by the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children Youth and Families Parents Commission - supports the Pima County Tucson Commission on Addiction Prevention and Treatment (CAPT) to expand the Communities of Concern parent engagement program across schools in Pima County. This year Sabino and Sunnyside High School will be participating in the program. Additional program support comes from Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Town Hall Initiative. The CPC was formed in 2006 as a community-based, community-driven collaboration of organizations and individuals with the mission of preventing underage drinking and youth substance abuse. The CPC implements multiple strategies working with multiple partners across Pima County.