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Hidden in Plain Sight-Do you know what's hidden in your child's room?

Date
Start:
April 9, 2019
Time
7:00 PM
End Date
End:
April 9, 2019
Time
9:00 PM
Location
John Witherspoon Middle School Auditorium

Event Information

The Princeton Police have partnered with Corner House Behavioral Health, the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance (PADA) and Princeton Public Schools, to host “Hidden In Plain Sight—Do You Know What’s Hidden in Your Child’s Room?” on Tuesday, April 9 from 7pm-9pm in the John Witherspoon Middle School Auditorium, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton. “Hidden in Plain Sight” educates parents on concealment techniques used by adolescents who experiment with or abuse drugs and alcohol. Through the use of a mock bedroom, DEA Special Agent Timothy McMahon will guide attendees through the many places to hide substances, paraphernalia and other items in their own bedrooms, often disguised as something completely innocent. The hiding spots are based on real experiences reported by police.

Special Agent McMahon will be joined by Donna DiStefano, founder of P.I.C.K. Awareness Prevention Strategies and the mother of a daughter who has experienced substance abuse. They will discuss substance abuse trends, signs and symptoms, as well as resources and suggestions to keep our children healthy and drug-free.

For a local perspective, members of Corner House’s Student Leadership programs will present the results of their survey on drug and alcohol perceptions and usage. Over 500 Princeton public and private high school students have completed this anonymous survey to date.

This event will be a wake-up call for some parents to pay close attention and note any differences in their teen’s behavior or attitude. It is also a reminder to all parents to talk to their children about drugs and alcohol. The tools that parents attending “Hidden In Plain Sight” learn are designed to make these conversations easier.

For more information about Hidden In Plain Sight, please contact Corner House at 609-924-8018 or jwoodman@cornerhousenj.org

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