SOMERVILLE – Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites parents, guardians and professionals who work with children and families to a workshop to learn about the latest drug abuse trends facing our youth today. The program will be held Friday, Feb. 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the first floor conference room at the Somerset County Human Services Building, located at 27 Warren Street. Parking is available in the adjacent parking deck, third level or higher.
The program fee is $20. Cash or checks will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Somerset County Youth. Professional development credits will be made available.
Registration and a light breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. To register in advance, contact Andrea Clegg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 704-6333.
Keynote speaker Michael Litterer will review the latest substance abuse trends and provide information about popular alternative drugs, including synthetic marijuana, Flakka, Molly and vaporization. Attendees also will learn about the damaging effects of these drugs, methods for identifying them and the impact our culture has on trends.
Michael Litterer is the deputy director of Prevention Links, a nonprofit organization that implements federal, state and local grants to provide prevention programs and recovery support services. He has 15 years of experience in the field of prevention and early intervention and is a national presenter on the topic.
This program is cosponsored by the Somerset County Youth Services Commission, Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset New Jersey, EmPoWER Somerset, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse and the Friends of Somerset County Youth.
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For more information, contact Cindy Britt, Somerset County Youth Services, at (908) 704-6352.