Malliotakis to Host Anti-Drug Workshop for Parents

November 26, 2018

On Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30pm, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref – Brooklyn/Staten Island) will host a workshop for parents at Michael J. Petrides School (715 Ocean Terr. Staten Island 10301) to discuss youth substance abuse in conjunction with Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA). The free event will discuss common signs and symptoms of drug use in youth, helpful tips to talk to children about drugs and resources in our community that can be used to assist those with substance abuse problems.

“Education and early intervention play a critical role in tackling our community’s drug epidemic and discouraging young people from ever trying drugs. The purpose of this forum is to equip parents with the knowledge and resources needed to begin a dialogue about the dangers of drugs with their children, as well as help them recognize the signs and symptoms of drug use. I encourage all parents to attend and be a part of this important discussion,” said Malliotakis.

"Knowledge is key to preventing drug use problems before they start," says Carol Pisapia Colon of Northwell Health and longtime TYSA coalition member. "This dynamic workshop helps empower parents to effectively communicate with their kids about drugs and alcohol.  It builds their skills to identify early signs and intervene when they recognize an issue.  We stress that if we can delay the use of these substances, kids are less likely to become addicted."

To RSVP to the event please call 718-987-0197.