The Evanston Substance Abuse Coalition is offering a one hour parenting seminar, “How to Talk With Your High School Student About Alcohol Use and Abuse,” which will address how to effectively talk with junior and high-school youth about alcohol use. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:30-7:30pm at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Room N-103.

More than 2/3 of ETHS students report having used alcohol during a given 30-day period in 2012, a significantly higher percentage than surrounding Chicago suburbs. Though this finding may be alarming, there is positive news:  74% of these students report that their parents are their most trusted source of information. When parents are informed with evidence-based knowledge on youth alcohol use, they have an increased chance of protecting their teen from alcohol use and misuse.  By attending this seminar, parents will gain the most current knowledge about alcohol use by ETHS students, scientific evidence on alcohol and the adolescent brain, and what is needed to improve communication with and reduce potential harm to their children.

The ESAP Coalition’s mission is to increase the health of Evanston youth by preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use through community-level strategies. For more information or to RSVP please contact Miguel Jimenez: esapc.coordinator@gmail.com, (847) 951-0109.


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