The Clinton Community School District is excited to announce an awesome opportunity for parents and community members to learn about issues that are important to them through the Parent Education Series. The Parent Education Series is a series of 13 informational sessions that participants can attend throughout the region. The goal of these sessions is for communities and schools to work together to help children become healthy members of the community. All the sessions are free and open to all parents and community members.
The first session is Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 6:30-8:00 PM at Central DeWitt High School in DeWitt, Iowa. This session “The Blunt Truth About Marijuana,” is a look at how teens are being impacted by marijuana legalization in Colorado and what parents need to know, presented by Ben Cort. Living in Colorado, Ben has been part of the recovery community in al-most every way imaginable. Ben has a deep understanding of the marijuana issue and a personal motivation to see the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse minimized. Ben will explain the difference between today’s corporately-produced marijuana and what was grown naturally & consumed in the past; identify current forms of THC consumption including edibles, vaporizers, & concentrates; clarify the science of today’s marijuana and the harms associated with it; and share what is happening in Colorado due to marijuana legalization.
The second session is Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 PM at River Church in Clinton, Iowa. This session “The Heroin Epidemic” is a story of heroin addiction incarceration, and losing a son to an overdose. This session is presented by Tim Ryan. Despite a successful career, heroin stole half of Tim’s life and eventually took his own son. Today Tim is a National Thought Leader on the Heroin Epidemic, delivering riveting, practice speeches to equip and motivate families and communities.
All sessions are free and open to any parent or community member. We encourage all parents to attend these presentations! For details or more information please call 563-241-4371 or visit: www.communitycommitted.com
The Camanche School District, Central Clinton School District, Clinton Community School District, Riverbend School District, and St. Joseph School are partnering with the Camanche-DeWitt Coalition and the Gateway ImpACT Coalition to offer the 2018-2019 Parent Education Series.