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Learn about Parent Project at next Drug Prevention Coalition meeting May 15

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Parents will have the chance to learn about an award-winning intervention model addressing destructive adolescent behaviors during the next Mission Viejo Drug Prevention Coalition on Wednesday, May 15.

The meeting starts at 6 pm at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.

Mission Viejo Deputy Scott Hume will discuss the successful Parent Project program, designed to help children grow into safe and capable adults. The Orange County Sheriff's Department offers the 10-week program that was created for parents with difficult or out-of-control adolescent children. The curriculum helps parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for defiant actions or destructive behaviors like truancy, alcohol and drug use, gang involvement, running away, violence and other issues. Parents will learn proven tools and tactics to deal with poor grades and online gaming addictions, in addition to understanding teens and their use of technology.

Folks attending the coalition meeting will receive pre-registration applications for the next Parent Project series that begins in the fall.

Coalition meetings are open to the public interested in learning about area drug trends, community resources addressing drug use and prevention, and understanding best practices to support a drug-free Mission Viejo. 

For more information about the Drug Coalition, contact Leslie McDonald at lmcdonald@cityofmissionviejo.org.

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