Town of Webb school to host drug & alcohol awareness night for parents

The Town of Webb Union Free School District and the Herkimer County Prevention Council will present a drug and alcohol awareness night for area parents at View’s Gould Hall on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m.

During the program, New York State Trooper Dave Olney, who has extensive training in drug and alcohol recognitions, will identify signs of adolescent drug and alcohol use.

A presentation by Michael Nerney, a substance abuse and prevention education consultant, will follow.Nerney is an internationally known lecturer, and has served as a consultant for a number of federal and state agencies including: the Federal Office of Substance Abuse, New York State Education Department, Depart-ment of Social Services, and the Department of Correctional Services.

He has also been a consultant for two of the major television networks and has appeared on the ABC program 20/20.

The focus of the presentation will be on the recognition of drug and alcohol use in adolescents, how to talk to children about substance abuse, and understanding the adolescent brain.

Parents of children of any age are encouraged to attend, and the public is also welcome.

Free childcare will be provided at View by Town of Webb School Key Club members during the presentation.

Funding for the program comes from a grant by the Town of Webb Fund, which is a donor, advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties.

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