Next Parent Coalition Meeting is July 31

The Talbot Parent Coalition will be holding their next meeting on July 31 at 5:30 in the Easton Middle School gym. The Parent Coalition is a group of parents, under the support of Talbot Partnership, who are working to get the issues of drugs and alcohol on the table. Everyone is invited to join the group to discuss what more we can do to better understand the challenges and opportunities our youth face, tips for monitoring and safeguarding our youth and discussing how our community can engage teens in discussions about influence and ways to “stay above it.”

The speaker for that evening will be Suzanne Fischer, LPC, LCADC. Suzanne recently moved to the Eastern Shore from Pennsylvania. She is the former Managing Director of Daytop New Jersey, which is both a residential and out patient program which provided treatment to adolescents who were in need of Substance or co-occurring treatment. Daytop offered a wide range of services, including working with not only the client but also their families. In April Suzanne opened a private practice in Easton .

In addition, there will be representatives from the Talbot County Addictions Program and local police agencies providing information on Signs of Use/Addiction and what enforcement is seeing/what parents can look for. There will also be an opportunity for parents to ask questions

The mission of the Talbot Parent Coalition is to inform parents about teen drug and alcohol abuse and to give parents the resources and tools to cope with these new realities of teenage life. We invite you to explore our website for information and the tools you need to cope. Teenage behavior is perplexing at the best of times; it can become overwhelming when you add the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

To RSVP, email at mary@easternshoreparent.com or contact Talbot Partnership at 401-819-8067. For further information on the Parent Coalition, visit our website or Face book, or contact parentcoalition@talbotpartnership.org