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Parent Forum on Alcohol, Drug Abuse at La Cueva

Apr 28, 2011
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where La Cueva High School, 7801 Wilshire Ave NE
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The parent organization at Albuquerque Public Schools La Cueva High School is partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to host a community assembly on how parents can talk to their kids about alcohol and drugs. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the performing arts center at La Cueva.

Citing a study in which three out of four students said their parents are the number one influence on their decisions about drinking, MADD kicked off a national campaign on April 21 titled, “PowerTalk 21: A National Day to Start Talking About Alcohol.” During this community assembly at La Cueva, representatives from MADD will provide parents with tips and tools for talking with teens about alcohol and on the important influence they play in keeping their kids drug and alcohol free.

Other presenters at the community assembly will include a representative from New Mexico Solutions Early Intervention and Prevention Program, a retired DWI officer for the Albuquerque Police Department and a representative from the judicial system. Students in the LCHS Teens in Prevention group will help promote the meeting by making posters and providing information to classmates and parents.

“This community assembly is intended to get parents and students talking about alcohol and drug abuse,” said Susan McKee, the La Cueva Crossroads counselor. “We’re going to provide conversation starters and other resources to help get families talking about prevention and making good choices.”

Crossroads is an APS drug and alcohol program that provides individual and group counseling, school-wide prevention activities, individual assessments and referrals and more.

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