FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – Parents will come face-to-face with more than 70 drug paraphernalia items during an interactive workshop being held Thursday night in Farmington Hills.
In the two-hour presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m., participants will enter a mock bedroom and work to identify some of those drug-related items.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Cheryl Phillips with Saint Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station says they hope the program will help parents initiate conversation with their children.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
“We are hoping to give them information about the facts, what are the latest trends going on, things are a lot different now than they were when we were all kids,” said Phillips. “Tell them the latest facts – really encouraging that communication piece. We are giving them tools and to open up communication with their kids and giving them resources – so if they do have a question or concern where can they go next.”
“Some times it’s obvious that a kid has changed and some times it’s not so obvious – so we really encourage parents to have general communication with their kid about anything and everything -so if they have a really good relationship and they know their kids habits, and their routines and their friends, and then when something changes – even a little bit – the parent is aware,” she said.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
Phillips says when it comes to your teen and drugs, communication is key. The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. at North Farmington High School. There is no cost for “Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know.”