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Poe Center offers virtual family program with focus on substance abuse

Choices & Consequences is designed for fifth graders and their parents.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
, Go Ask Mom editor

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Poe Center for Health Education has done a fantastic job pivoting to offer virtual programs for families across the region.

My daughter and I just completed the virtual Girl Talk program, a workshop for moms and daughters that focuses on puberty, and I can't praise it highly enough. It packed in a lot of information into 90 minutes, moving between interactive discussions and quizzes and lots of education. My daughter and I were completely engaged, and the session sparked even more conversations after the session was over. (I'll share on Go Ask Mom when they have more scheduled.)

This Saturday, the Poe Center will be releasing a new virtual program for fifth graders and their parents. It's an online version of its popular Choices & Consequences workshop, which uses a game-show model to teach the facts and spark conversation about alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes and marijuana.

The program is 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1. It's $25 per family.

Here's a description:

Parents and children will learn the facts about alcohol, tobacco/e-cigarettes, marijuana, and other drugs through an interactive game modeled after the popular show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Families will work together as a team, to gain valuable information about the effects of these substances on the growing brain and body, as well as effective refusals skills to keep youth safe. The families will be engaged with interactive activities, videos, and team discussion. All families will be provided with resources to encourage ongoing prevention skill building and communication.
More information, including registration details, is on Poe's website.


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