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Keeping Teens Safe during Prom and Graduation Season

Free Workshop for Parents

WHAT: Unity Chemical Dependency is holding an informational seminar to give parents the resources they need to keep their teens safe during this prom and graduation season. Parents will learn about current trends in teen substance abuse, the warning signs of alcohol or drug use, as well as specific things they can say or do, when interacting with their teens. Tips on planning a safe party for teens, and information on the laws surrounding underage drinking, will also be explained to parents.

WHY: Prom and graduation season is a time when teens are often exposed to drugs and alcohol, and the pressure to use these substances. Unity Chemical Dependency wants to provide parents with tips to help their teen resist the pressure to use.

WHO: Amanda Colbert, Outreach Counselor, Unity Chemical Dependency

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Unity Health System Total Sports Experience
880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624

Unity Health System provides a complete network of health care services from the Unity Park Ridge Hospital Campus in the town of Greece, the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, and at numerous other sites throughout Rochester and western Monroe County. Services include inpatient and outpatient hospital care and surgery, a family birth place, women’s health services, chemical dependency and mental health services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, adult day health and home health programs for older adults, retirement communities, child care, and laboratory services, among many others.