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"15 Minute Child Break"


Monday, November 2nd, 7:00pm | Pitman High School Media Room
Contact: Lisa McConnell | Phone: 856.582.3485 | Email: lisa@sparck5k.org


Presenter: Lori Tedesco Singley
15 Minute Child Break Parent Educator Lori Tedesco Singley has operated her own substance abuse prevention and education practice for the past 17 years, serving as a consultant and trainer for various county health departments, municipal alliances, school districts and colleges, as well as the New Jersey Department of Education. Ms. Tedesco Singley attended the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College), earning both a Bachelors of Science and a Masters Degree in Education. She is also a Certified Prevention Specialist and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Ms. Tedesco Singley is the mother of two and resides in Camden County.


The Program:

The 15-Minute Child Break is 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 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