February 2012 Events


Parent 2 Parent


 February 22, 2012

7:00 pm

Centennial High School

Media Center


Find out what your kids don't want you to know about substance abuse.  A panel of parents will describe their experiences with substance abuse in their children and what they did to deal with the challenges this caused in their families. Audience discussion follows, facilitated by a professional who can answer your questions and concerns about what parents should look for and what they can do.

 Ages 13 and up with an adult.


Guest Speaker:

Cheri Carrol, 

Ordained Minister; Certified Rape Crisis Counselor; facilitator of parent support group "Yes My Kid"; and hospital volunteer for support group of patients struggling with addictions of all kinds. 


Co-sponsored by the Centennial High School PTSA and

HC DrugFree 

Teen 2 Teen
February 29, 2012
7:00 pm
Wilde Lake High School
A panel of teens describes their experiences with substance abuse and how they overcame those challenges and started making healthier choices.  Panel discussion follows, including a drug and alcohol abuse counselor who can answer questions and concerns about what parents should look for and what they can do.
Facilitated by
Mike Malone, LCPC,
Kolmac Clinic
Co-sponsored by the Wilde Lake High School PTSA and
HC DrugFree 
The Power of Parents
 "It's Your Influence"
Parent Workshop
Thursday, February 16, 2012

7:00 pm

Howard County Library, Miller Branch


Three out of every four kids say their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking. Join us for a free, 35 minute Parent Workshop and receive a community-based handbook that provides parents with tools and tips for talking with teens about the dangers of underage drinking. This workshop is for parents of high school aged teens.


Co-sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and HC DrugFree 


Senior Week

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

7:00 pm

River Hill High School



Many Howard County high school seniors participate in the Maryland tradition of going to the shore for senior week.  Having so many unsupervised teens in one place can lead to dangerous situations, risky behavior, and trouble with the law.  Before deciding whether or not to permit your child to go to Ocean City for senior week, find out the facts.  Officer Howard Caplan, of the Ocean City Police Department offers his advice and expertise to keep your child safe.  Parents are encouraged to bring their high school senior to this informative program.


Co-sponsored by the River Hill High School PTSA and

HC DrugFree



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