Talking with Children about Substance Use and Addiction: Strategies for Communicating with Children

Wednesday, October 166:30—7:45 PMCollins Meeting RoomIpswich Public Library25 North Main Street, 25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938

Talking with Children about Substance Use and Addiction: Strategies for Communicating with Children Touched by Substance Use

Discussion of different ways that children of all ages are impacted by substance use and addiction including witnessing family members’ struggles, seeing use in the community, and larger community impacts due to challenges faced by friends’ parents and other community members using substances. Presenters will review concrete strategies for talking about substance use with children of all ages, and introduce children’s literature that can help facilitate these discussions. There will be time for Q & A to address specific concerns and challenges.

Presenters:  Tegan Polhamus, LICSW, In-Home Therapy Program Manager, Children’s Friend and Family Services Gloucester (A Division of Justice Resource Institute)

This program is part of Ipswich Reads ... One Book: 2019. For more information about this series and a full schedule of events, please visit this link.

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