Event

Talk to your Child about Drugs

Dec 06, 2017 06:30 PM

6:30 PM

- 7:30 PM

Ellison Elementary
Ellison Elementary School Gym Free presentation – Parents, Grandparents and Upper Elementary Students are welcome! Dr. Marvin Krank will provide a public presentation on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30pm at Ellison Elementary School. “Talking to your kids about drugs” will outline some of the common, yet inaccurate, and risky misconceptions youth have about drugs and alcohol. Dr. Krank will present evidence showing that these risky thoughts and beliefs can lead to substance abuse in teens. He will also provide practical advice on how to interact with your kids to help shape healthier beliefs that lead to reduced substance use risks. Dr. Krank is Professor of Psychology and former Dean of Graduate Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. He co-chaired the Canadian Council on Substance Abuse committees on Prevention Standards and recently served on the United Nations scientific advisory committee on prevention program evaluation.