Parents: want to know the types of drugs commonly abused by
The Garden Grove Unified School District is hosting a parenting
seminar on Jan. 26 on the latest trends in teen substance abuse and the effect
of drugs on the adolescent brain. The free workshop takes place at 6 p.m. in
the gymnasium at Santiago High School, 12342 Trask Ave., Garden Grove.
The program features informative presentations by a drug and
alcohol-abuse expert, a clinical psychologist, and a detective sergeant from
the Garden Grove Police Dept. They will provide insights on substance abuse and
how it impacts judgment, problem-solving, and emotions. There will be an
opportunity for parents to view samples of drug paraphernalia on display and
learn strategies in communicating with their teen about drugs.
All presentations are in English with interpretation in Vietnamese,
Spanish and Korean. The community and all adult family members are invited.
Information and resources will be available from representatives
of partner community agencies including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden
Grove, Community Service Programs, Stanton Family Resource Center, Magnolia
Park Family Resource Center and treatment/rehabilitation agencies.
Free childcare is being provided for children ages 2 to 12.
Call the district Parent and Community Outreach office at (714)
663-6084 for additional information.