PAC invites all Parents & Staff to a presentation by Safeteen focussing on youth culture and violence prevention.
As parents and educators we may feel afraid – and at times powerless as our children move out from under our protective wing and begin to navigate the dangerous terrain of adolescence. Sex, drugs, violence, eating disorders, bullying, suicide, drinking and driving…and the uncharted territory of the Internet. It is clearly not enough to tell our children over and over that violence is not acceptable, and to advise them to report it, to just walk away. It is clearly not enough to say, don’t engage in these behaviours – we need to be able to teach our children how to negotiate these potentially life-altering moments. How to say no and handle peer pressure. How to walk away without giving up their dignity. How to access the part of themselves that can make wise choices.
The focus of this presentation for parents and professionals will be the acquisition of concrete skills to use and to pass on to the children we live and work with. As a school based program Safeteen helps to empower youth in their social emotional survival; physical, mental and sexual safety.
NOTE: The October PAC Meeting is our AGM and will be held 6:00-7:00 pm in the MPR. Please join us for PAC Executive elections.
Seating for the Safeteen presentation is limited so please RSVP your attendance numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be served. Childcare is available upon request at email@example.com