AIMS Education is proud to be offering the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) 15 Minute Child Break program on Wednesday, November 14th at 1:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at the main campus in Piscataway. This year the program will be presented by PDFNJ Parent Educator Bill Lillis.
The 15-Minute Child Break is an interactive, one hour presentation for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are concerned about children and substance abuse. Bill Lillis will meet on campus with AIMS students to deliver this informative, engaging, and educational 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 covers 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
The PDFNJ offers a variety of free programs, services and materials. For additional information visit www.drugfreenj.org