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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Drug Prevention Workshop Helps Parents with Young Children: Keeping Children Safe, Healthy and Drug-Free

Jun 30, 2016 01:37PM

Debbie Weinstock

Debbie Weinstock, Ph.D., a human relations consultant and founder of the Dignity Initiative, will present “What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Children Stay Safe, Healthy and Drug-Free through Their Teenage Years,” a workshop for parents from newborn to age 10, July 20 in Yorktown Heights. The workshop fee is $35 per person or $50 couples.

“Our community has suffered an alarming increase in drug-related fatalities among our young people and many more emergency room visits and families living with the heartbreak of addiction,” Weinstock says. “Task forces and support groups have been formed to educate middle school and high school students about the dangers of drugs and to support families and children trying to cope with opioid addiction, but these efforts often come too late to save lives. I focus on prevention and the steps that can be taken from an early age to dramatically reduce children’s risk of becoming involved with drugs and other dangerous behaviors.”

The workshop will explore the factors that put children at risk for drug use, the underlying issues that motivate children’s behavior, and strategies and techniques parents can use to boost their children’s self-esteem and resilience. Weinstock will share insights and practical tools to help parents empower their children to feel self-confident, make healthy decisions and reach their highest potential.

Weinstock is available for consultations by phone, Skype and in person. For more information or to register for the workshop, visit DignityInitiative.com or call 914.245.9585.