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Parents invited to learn signs of risky behavior

GURNEE – Parents, educators and community members are invited to a free event April 9 at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee, where they will not only learn how to engage in crucial conversations with their teens, but also tour a mock teenage bedroom that contains more than 100 items indicative of risky behavior.

Called Hidden In Plain Sight: Can You See the Warning Signs? the program is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Cafeteria B at the middle school, 7000 Washington St.

Woodland Middle School’s health program has been collaborating with Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim, Dr. Stuart Feldman and Liv4Lali to bring speakers into classes to educate students about the dangers of drug use, specifically focusing on risks with taking opioids, a news release stated.

Presenter Andy Duran, executive director of LEAD and the SpeakUp! Prevention Coalition based in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, will speak about how parents can engage their teens in crucial conversations. For information, call Joanna Wolk or Christine Murray at 847-856-3400.

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