Youth substance abuse is still a major issue in our community. Two local coalitions are teaming up to present free webinars to educate parents about current youth substance abuse trends and factors that may increase substance misuse.
La Crosse County Prevention Network (LCPN) and 7 C’s Health Initiative are two local coalitions that focus on youth substance abuse and increasing community collaboration. 7 C’s Health Initiative focuses specifically on tobacco and partners with LCPN, which focuses on alcohol and marijuana use among youth.
This spring, they are hosting a webinar series called Informed Families (all presentations will be held virtually through Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live).
The webinars feature experts on parenting topics that matter most in the health of our youth and substance prevention. Their first webinar will be hosted on April 28th from 11:30-12:30pm with a 30 minute Q&A to follow.
The Z93 Morning Buzz spoke with La Crosse County Health Department Health Educator, Judi Zabel, and Hannah Struzynski, a Health Education Intern, to learn more about this series.
Zabel says this is their second web series. They had one in the fall that was amazing so they want to continue that.
Organizers would like participants to pre-register for the free webinars to help with numbers. You can register for these events HERE.
Struzynski said the first webinar will be called Wake Up Call. She and fellow intern, Kiley Klauer will kick off the webinar series discussing practical information on current drug trends and red flags when it comes to your child’s room.”It’s a program done by Your Choice to Live. We’ll go through two bedrooms and find red flags that indicates substance use or abuse by kids, and that’s something that parents can learn.”