How to Drug Proof Your Kids

Yes, drug proof!

That’s drugs, as in alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and the like.  Drugs to which our kids are being exposed every day.

No, how to prevent the misuse of these substances by our kids is NOT one of CCV’s areas of expertise.

But because we ARE concerned about the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our children and families, the misuse of these drugs by our kids IS an area of our concern.

Focus on the Family, the national pro-family organization founded by Dr. James Dobson, with which CCV is officially associated as their Ohio Family Policy Council, has made the epidemic misuse of drugs by our kids an area of their expertise and an important part of their outreach to families.

How to Drug Proof Your Kids” is the name of a parent training program developed by Focus on the Family.  A community-based, facilitator-led program, “How to Drug Proof Your Kids” (DPYK) consists of six two-hour sessions that equip parents with the tools and strategies they need to steer their children away from the harmful use of drugs.

And it’s coming to Ohio!

DPYK is a two-part program, in which Focus on the Family first trains facilitators at DPYK Facilitator Training events, and then encourages and equips those facilitators to hold DPYK Parent Groups in their communities.

On Tuesday, March 13, Focus on the Family, together with one of CCV’s local strategic partners, American Heritage Girls, will be holding a Community Awareness Breakfast to explain and promote the DPYK Facilitator Training that will take place on April 24-25.

If you have a passion for helping kids, CCV strongly urges you to attend this breakfast:

Community Awareness Breakfast

Date:  Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Time:  8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Place:  Doubletree Guest Suites

6300 E. Kemper Road
Sharonville, OH  45241

RSVP by Tuesday, March 6, 2007
to Melissa Dahm @ (800) 531-1626
or E-Mail:
Melissa.dahm@fotf.org

Visit the Web site: http://www.drugproofyourkids.com/

To learn more about the “How to Drug Proof Your Kids” program, download a brochure.

Never served as a facilitator?  Don’t rule yourself out!

The question that you need to ask is simply this:  Do you have a passion for helping kids?  For helping them steer clear of the multiple problems associated with the misuse of drugs?  Focus on the Family wants to train you to step up and become a part of the solution to this devastating problem.  Come to the free breakfast and check it out.