March 20, 2019—Parents/guardians of students in Grades 7-12 are invited to information sessions about teens and cannabis.
According to a recent Ontario student drug use and health survey, 36.9% of youth have tried cannabis by Grade 12. Males and females are equally likely to use cannabis. While curiosity and risk taking is a normal part of the teenage years, parents and caregivers can play a key role in preventing or delaying drug use among youth.
Sessions will include information about:
- The new reality of cannabis
- Why cannabis use is harmful to youth
- Legalization of cannabis and what parents need to know about the law
- Strategies for parents to help prevent or delay the use of cannabis and other drugs
- What community resources are available for support
- BELLEVILLE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, hosted at Eastside Secondary School, 6:30– 7:45 p.m.
- PICTON: Thursday, March 21, 2019, hosted at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, 6:30– 7:45 p.m.
- BANCROFT: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, North Hastings High School, 6:30– 7:45 p.m.
- QUINTE WEST: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, St. Paul Catholic Secondary School, 6:30– 7:45 p.m.
These sessions are being offered in partnership with Addictions and Mental Health Services Hastings Prince Edward, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, the Belleville Police Service, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and the Ontario Provincial Police. Registration is not required.
For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 62354, [email protected]