The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tomorrow! 15 Minute Child Break at Second Street Youth Center on March 15

"Parents who talk to their children about their activities an average of 15 minutes per day have children who are 67% less likely to try marijuana." --Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey

On Tuesday, March 15th, starting at 6:00 pm, the Plainfield Municipal Alliance, in partnership with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, will sponsor the Partnership for A Drug-Free New Jersey's (PDFNJ) 15 Minute Child Break Program at the Second Street Youth Center (935 S. Second Street). Below is more information about the program from the PDFNJ website. Click HERE for the link.

The 15-Minute Child Break is a FREE, interactive, one hour presentation for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are concerned about children (of any age) and substance abuse.  Representatives from the Partnership meet with groups on location to deliver this informative, engaging, and education presentation.

Participants receive age specific information and communication skills concerning substance abuse.
Parents are empowered and supported with the assurance that, even in today's society, they are still the strongest influence in their children's lives.
The 15-Minute Child Break presentation is supported by research (2000 PDFNJ Middle School Study on Substance Use) which demonstrates that kids who communicate regularly with their parents about their daily activities are 67% less likely to be involved in substance abuse than children who have little or no communication.
The 15 Minute Child Break covers topics such as:
  • Talking to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol
  • Influence of Media and Pop Culture
  • Effects of Specific Drugs
  • Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free
  • Strengthening Parenting Skills
  • Utilizing Teachable Moments


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