Hidden in Plain Sight

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March 19, 2019

Exhibit Hours: 6:30-8:30pm

at the PERLEY School, 2nd floor

 

Would you recognize signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home?

An Initiative presented byGeorgetownCARES

to help parents/caregivers spot signs of risky behavior

 

Strengthen Your Detective Skills as a Parent.

 

Guided Tours every 30 minutes of a teenager’s bedroom scene to identify items that young people might use to hide illegal substances or other risky behaviors.

 

Join us for this free exhibit for ADULTS (over 21) only and explore all of the ways substance use and risky behaviors can be HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. Search this teen’s room for clues that might indicate drug or alcohol use. Learn some red flags, talk to local experts and take home some resources to help you, your teen or loved one. No RSVP necessary, just drop in!

 

There is great power in being a parent.

 

Did you know? Kids who talk with their parents about drugs and alcohol from a young age are 50% less likely to use them before age 21.

 

Power to the Parent’s Hidden in Plain Sight room provides parents with clues from a teen’s bedroom to help them determine whether their child might be experimenting with or using drugs or alcohol. Room décor, hidden compartments and items to conceal use are located throughout the room.

 

This display comes from the heart and it comes without agendas or lectures. And make no mistake. Teenagers are surrounded with misleading social messaging, peer pressure, and stress they don’t know how to cope with.  Once addicted to a dangerous substance, a loved one will go to great lengths to hide it, for they will need their fix. To ignore the signs is to risk their futures.

 

Add power to your parenting by being informed and then intervening if you think your child might be using drugs or alcohol. Addressing problem behavior early is important to preventing negative consequences of use including unsafe decision-making, car crashes and dependence.

 

http://powertotheparent.org/be-aware/hidden-in-plain-sight/

 

For more information, please contact Pam Lundquist, GeorgetownCARES, 978-352-5407 or tenhawkway@comcast.net.