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Do you speak teen? Poe Center's #YouthCulture series tackles addiction, social media, opioids, more

Posted October 2

Poe Center's PlayWELL Park

Poe Center for Health Education's #YouthCulture workshop series starts up this week with all kinds of free programs for parents of teens.

The series begins Oct. 4 and continues weekly through Nov. 1. The adults-only programs are free, but parents are asked to register in advance.

Here's the schedule:

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 4: Adolescent Brain Development & Addiction

Learn how early onset substance use affects the development of the adolescent brain and how substance use by teens might mask underlying mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 11: Navigating "The Talk"

Learn about resources and tools to help parents develop and tailor the talk with teens about social media, teen relationships and substance use.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 18: Adolescent Brain & Social Media

Learn about current research on adolescent brain development and teen perception of risks. Participants will also explore how risk perception impacts a teen's engagement with social media and internet security.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 25: Dating Relationships & Sexting

Learn to recognize warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and potential dating violence. In addition, participants will learn current sexting statistics and trends, as well as North Carolina laws.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 1: Opioids 101

Learn about the growing concern of opioid use in our communities and how to recognize the risk factors, signs and symptoms, as well as steps and resources to keep children from opioid use.

More information about the program, including registration details, is on Poe Center's website. The Poe Center is at 224 Sunnybrook Rd., Raleigh.

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