Interventionist Presents MADD’s Power of Parents® Workshop

Interventionist Presents MADD’s Power of Parents® Workshop
Posted on 01/07/2016
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Port Angeles, Wash. On Wednesday, January 27, Stevens Middle School Drug and Alcohol Interventionist Leeann Grasseth will present MADD’s Power of Parents®, a community-based underage drinking prevention program which empowers parents to help their teens.

The free program for all ages takes place at Stevens Middle School, 1139 West 14th Street, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

No advance sign-up is necessary.

Based on scientifically proven results from research conducted by Dr. Robert Turrisi and his colleagues from Pennsylvania State University, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has created a parent handbook to provide guidance to parents of teenagers for communicating with their children about drinking alcohol.  Research shows 74% of kids say their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking alcohol.

The handbook will be given to parents at the workshop at no charge.

Call Grasseth for information or if you have additional questions about the program at 360.565.1786. She can also be reached by email at lgrasseth@portangelesschools.org.

Visit MADD’s website, www.madd.org/powerofparents, where you can find more information and tips.

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District