The William S. Hart School District is turning to the web to further their efforts to educate parents on teen drug and alcohol use and abuse.
The free online webinar will be available Tuesday, May 8 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. with a focus on drugs being used by students in local neighborhoods.
The district’s drug awareness and education program, called CADRE (Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction and Education), in coordination with Medtox Laboratories have developed a program to help parents and students understand these issues, encourage prevention and provide support.
“The District is committed to helping our community, parents and students to become drug free and drug aware,” Kathy Hunter, Coordinator of Student Services said. “We are continuing our very informative webinar series and will continue to add information on the District’s website to better inform and educate parents.”
With the current school year coming to an end, Hart district officials believe this is the opportune time to revisit and update families with contemporary information covered in previous webinars this year. Discussion will include designer drugs, opiates (Heroin, Oxycontin, prescription pain medications), marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids (such as K2 spice,) alcohol use and abuse, and many other drugs both legal and illicit that are plaguing society.
The webinar will be posted for future viewing approximately two weeks following Tuesday’s presentation. The previous three webinars are available for viewing on the website.
To register for the online event, click here.
The Hart School District works closely with the SCV Sheriff’s Department and the City of Santa Clarita in a pro-active approach to keep students safe and drug free, through education and school and citywide programs.
CADRE offers seminars to educate students and parents about the types of drugs used and abused in the school community and how to detect signs of drug or alcohol use. CADRE also offers counseling support by an approved licensed drug counselor when drug use has been detected.
CADRE is a voluntary program of the Hart School District. More information is available by clicking here.