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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

MaineStay program - Parents How to Help Kids Make Good Decisions

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Maine Township Town Hall
1700 Ballard Road
Park Ridge, IL , 60068



It's More Than "Just Say No": Raising Resilient and Drug-Free Kids, a free program to help parents teach their 3rd to 8th graders how to make good decisions, will be presented by Maine Township’s MaineStay Youth & Family Services and Chicago Behavioral Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. Check in will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Advance registration at www.mainetown.com/community-education is requested as seating for this event is limited.

This program will be presented by Claudia Evenson, CSADC, who holds a certificate in Addiction Studies from Felician College and is a Certified Supervisor Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor. She has worked in the addictions field for more than 27 years and currently serves as Community Relations Coordinator for Rosecrance, a private, not-for-profit behavioral health organization based in Rockford, that offers both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and families.
 
It's More Than "Just Say No": Raising Resilient and Drug-Free Kids, a free program to help parents teach their 3rd to 8th graders how to make good decisions, will be presented by Maine Township’s MaineStay Youth & Family Services and Chicago Behavioral Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m.
 
Check in will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
 
Advance registration at www.mainetown.com/community-education is requested as seating for this event is limited.
 
Raising resilient kids— The program is appropriate for parents, community members and professionals and includes 1.5 free CEUs for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and nurses. Donations of magic markers, pencils, and boxes of Tootsie Pops will be accepted to support MCYAF (Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation), a local nonprofit organization and community coalition which works to prevent adolescent drug and alcohol abuse and promote positive mental health among teens in Maine Township. MCYAF puts anti-drug messages on the candy and hands them out to teenagers. Maine Township’s MaineStay Youth & Family Services has served the mental health needs of the Maine Township community for more than 40 years.
 
For more information about Maine Township and its MaineStay department, call 847-297-2510 or visit the Maine Township website at www.mainetown.com.

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