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Starting a Frank Discussion on Teens and Drugs

Bethel Schools is daring parents and residents to talk openly about drugs.

The Bethel School District is holding a forum Wednesday night daring parents and community members to have an open conversation about drugs.

Bethel Superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith said the conversation will span the entire range of drug abuse issues prevalent today, including the rise of prescription drug use.

“The purpose of the forum is exactly as the name implies: introducing the conversation,” Smith said, as Wednesday’s forum is only the first in a series of community events being planned throughout the year.
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“DARE to Talk About Drugs” starts at 7 p.m. in the Bethel High School auditorium.
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Wednesday is about hearing from residents who have struggled with addiction and drug abuse, as well as concerns, questions and information from the community.

“That’s why it’s so important to have as many parents and community members come out as possible,” Smith said, adding that children are also welcome to come but that it will be a mature discussion (ideally high school-aged students).

“It’s important to start this conversation in a frank way,” the superintendent added, stating that he hopes to spark an informative discussion.

The event is sponsored by Bethel schools, the Newtown Parent Connection, Bethel Pro-Access and the Bethel Community Cares Coalition.
Dan Gaita January 07, 2014 at 03:21 PM
It would be greatly appreciated if they were to post the video of the forum online, afterwards.
Dan Carter January 08, 2014 at 01:27 PM
As usual, the Bethel Board of Ed is on top of it! Below is the link to the live streaming feed for this evening. http://devos2.bethel.k12.ct.us/show/watch?id=89e8a9c&t=2&dv=true Below is the link to the Video on Demand that can be used after the program. http://dv2.discovervideo.com/play/vod/?lo=104
Dan Gaita January 08, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Excellent and thank you!

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