FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2017
Time to Talk Program Coming to Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery!
Empowering parents to start the conversation with their children about drugs & alcohol
Wyomissing, PA: Silence is dangerous. When it comes to the conversation about drugs and alcohol with a child, the absence of a conversation could lead to problems in the future, says Prevention Specialist Alicia Kline, “Parents are the first line of defense in the prevention of young adult drug and alcohol use.”
According to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, kids who believe their parents will be upset if they try drugs are 43% less likely to do so. So when and how do you start the conversation?
The Council on Chemical Abuse has developed a program for parents to help them gain confidence in starting the conversation about drugs and alcohol with their children. “Teaching our children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol is more than having ‘the talk,’ but rather engaging our children in a continual conversation that develops alongside them,” says Kline.
Parents are invited to join the upcoming Time to Talk program happening at the Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery on Saturday, July 8. Topics during this presentation include the following:
- Conversation tips/starters
- How to Listen
- Age-tailored situations
- When children are at higher risk for use
- Warning signs of use
All “adults of influence” are invited, including teachers, coaches, grandparents, aunts/uncles, mentors, and any others who want to learn more about how to talk with the children in their life about drugs and alcohol.
Come Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. to the Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, located at 1245 Penn Ave, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610. This event is free and open to the public. There will be FREE refreshments and your chance to win a family fun package! Baked goods and beverages compliments of Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery.
To learn more about the Council on Chemical Abuse and Time to Talk, please visit www.cocaberks.org/timetotalk.html.
For inquiries of interviews and media requests, please contact Jennifer Kaucher, (610) 376-8669, Ext. 122, firstname.lastname@example.org