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November 2, 2016

Teen Substance Abuse Town Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Longmont

How to talk with
kids about alcohol and drugs

Boulder County, Colo. - Learn about
current trends and research on how to help prevent underage drinking and
marijuana use at this powerful town hall. Parents, children ages 10 and above,
educators, adult mentors, and policymakers from across Boulder County are
invited to attend.

What: Teen
Substance Abuse Town Hall

When: Tuesday,
Nov. 15, 5:30-8 p.m.

Where: St. Vrain Hub, 515 Coffman St., Rm 112, Longmont, Terry Street entrance.
Who: Youth
ages 10+, parents, educators, mentors, policymakers

Presented in both
English and Spanish, the event will feature community youth talking about the
best ways to keep today’s kids substance free, a discussion on brain chemistry
and development, bilingual workshops, and a resource fair. Children ages 10 and
above are encouraged to attend.

Dinner will be
provided, and childcare is available for children ages three and above. In
addition, participants will be entered in a drawing for giveaways.

“Parents often
tell us they need more tips and skills to help them talk with their children
about drugs and alcohol,” says Meca Delgado, Boulder County Healthy Youth
Alliance Coordinator. “This is a chance to hear from some of the best experts,
including local youth themselves, on how to make that connection.”

The event is
being hosted by the Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance, the YMCA of Boulder
Valley, Longmont Children Youth and Families, Boulder County Housing and Human
Services, Boulder County Public Health, and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation.

For more information about the town hall, contact Meca Delgado, Boulder
County Healthy Youth Alliance, at 303-441-1607, or
mdelgado@bouldercounty.org.

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