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Posted on: December 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] IN THE NEWS: Prevention Council to Greenwich parents: It starts with you

Prevention Council to Greenwich parents: It starts with you

By Jo Kroeker  Published  6:44 pm EST, Thursday, December 6, 2018              

GREENWICH — Results of a townwide survey of Greenwich youth gave local experts a message they want to pound home: If parents set clear boundaries and good examples when it comes to drinking, their children are less likely to do it.                      

Parents who went to hear the results of the survey Tuesday night at YWCA Greenwich left with that message, as well as parenting advice from John Hamilton, the CEO of Liberation Programs, which provides substance abuse treatment, and Kimberly Wolfson-Lisack, a licensed clinical social worker for Kids in Crisis, which counsels children and families who need help.

The townwide survey was issued in February by the Greenwich Prevention Council — a coalition of town agencies formed in response to 17 prescription drug overdoses, five of which were fatal, in 2016. Public and private school students reported their experiences with substances, social media and bullying.

Read the rest of the story at Greenwich Time.

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