Drug Awareness Night for Parents
Westminster, MD
01/26/2018 09:41 AM

School System and State’s Attorney’s Office to Present Drug Awareness Night for Parents


Carroll County Public Schools and the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office have joined forces to fight drug abuse by creating programs designed to stop drug addiction before it begins. A parent night program entitled T.I.P.S. – Threats in Plain Sight will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Manchester Valley High School. This program is designed to educate parents on the sometimes subtle signs of drug use that may be evident if they were aware of what to look for in their child’s room. 

T.I.P.S is a drug awareness program designed specifically for parents or legal guardians of teenagers.  A mock drug bedroom will reflect the hidden dangers of drug abuse and signs that are out in plain sight. Parents will tour the bedroom looking for signs of drug use, followed by a video displaying all the different signs throughout the room.  The evening also will feature the Special O.P.T.S. school video with Beth Schmidt, resource information from the Carroll County Health Department, and a question and answer session.


Last fall, the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office currently presented Special O.P.T.S – Opioid Prevention & Teen Support programs to all 11th and 12th grade students in Carroll County schools. Programs entitled “Don’t Believe the Lie” will be presented at middle schools in February and March. This program not only teaches children to say no to drugs and alcohol but, more importantly, shows them how to say no in a way that combats peer pressure. Presentations will be held at 9:00 a.m. on February 6 at Oklahoma Road, February 8 at Northwest, February 13 at East, February 15 at Mt. Airy, February 20 at Crossroads, February 22 at Sykesville, February 27 at North Carroll, March 1 at Shiloh, and March 6 at West Middle.

Christine Tobais
Powered By CC-Assist.NET