Parsippany MAC held a 15-minute child break presentation for parents

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Councilman Louis Valori, Mayor Jamie Barberio, Municipal Alliance Committee Chairman Cheryl Lowe at the 15 minute child break presentation held at the Parsippany PAL.
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Mayor James Barberio, Carole Adamsbaum, Cheryl Lowe, Sandra Neglia and Councilman Louis Valori.

The Parsippany Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) held a 15-minute child break presentation on Monday, October 27 at the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, 33 Baldwin Road.

The 15-Minute Child Break was a FREE, interactive, one hour presentation for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are concerned about children (of any age) and substance abuse. Representatives from the Partnership meet with groups on location to deliver this informative, engaging, and education presentation.

Participants receive age specific information and communication skills concerning substance abuse.

Parents are empowered and supported with the assurance that, even in today’s society, they are still the strongest influence in their children’s lives.

The 15-Minute Child Break presentation is supported by research (2000 PDFNJ Middle School Study on Substance Use) which demonstrates that kids who communicate regularly with their parents about their daily activities are 67% less likely to be involved in substance abuse than children who have little or no communication.

The 15 Minute Child Break included topics such as:

Talking to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol
Influence of Media and Pop Culture
Effects of Specific Drugs
Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free
Strengthening Parenting Skills
Utilizing Teachable Moments

For more information of Parsippany Municipal Alliance Committee, click here.

The public is invited to their meetings. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

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