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YOU’VE GOT THE POWER: TEENS & PARENTS TOWN HALL MEETING
September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! – JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL TEEN & PARENT TOWN HALL
Students ages 13 and up, and parents / caregivers, are invited to join us for “You’ve Got The Power: Virtual Teens & Parents Town Hall Meeting” on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2 PM – 3:30 PM via ZOOM.
During this interactive online conversation, we’ll have two separate break out rooms (one for teens and one for parents) where our featured speakers will share empowering information on the following:
** TEEN BREAKOUT ROOM
We’ll have a safe space where youth can have “real talk” about teen life:
- Discuss the transition to full-time, in-person learning at school (during the COVID-19 pandemic)
- Explore teen’s feelings, coping skills and that it’s OK to not be OK
- Discuss impact of teen alcohol and drug use, and substance use prevention strategies
- Discuss teen sexual health (STD/STIs & HIV prevention and decision-making)
** SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR BALTIMORE STUDENTS (7th – 12th Grade) ** The first 25 students who register and attend this special virtual youth town hall meeting, and complete the online poll survey during the Zoom session, will receive a $20.
** PARENTS BREAKOUT ROOM
Parents will have an empowering, informative discussion with Dr. Lorece Edwards on the following topics:
- Identify common myths about the COVID-19 vaccine and provide science-backed, truthful info about the vaccine & reasons to get vaccinated
- Discuss social host liability laws concerning serving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21
- Identify what is critical race theory, why it’s being attacked, and what’s not being taught in most schools
This event is hosted by Get SMART West Balitmore Drug Free Community Coalition and is open for the community to attend. It’s a virtual webinar & ALL are invited to attend from anywhere across the country! Our featured speakers will be Dr. Lorece Edwards, DrPH, MHS (Public Health Professor & Get SMART DFC Project Director), Dr. Kizzy Pittrell, LCPC (Licensed Professional Counselor & Mental Health Advocate); Jesse Waterman, LCSW-C (Licensed Social Worker Worker and Alcohol & Drug Counselor); and Tamika Peters (Teacher & Advocate for Youth Voice).
FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO LET US KNOW YOU’LL BE JOINING US. WE WILL EMAIL YOU THE ZOOM MEETING LINK 48 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT
ABOUT DR. LORECE EDWARDS
Dr. Lorece V. Edwards, DrPH, MHS is the Director of the Center for Sexual Health Advancementand Prevention Education (SHAPE); Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University’s School of Community Health and Policy; and current Project Director for the GET SMART West Baltimore Drug Free Community Coalition. Dr. Edwards, a native Baltimorean, is known as an authentic public health champion. As a scholar-activist, she has published in several peer-reviewed articles. Her research has been presented at international, national, and local conferences and workshops. Recently, Dr. Edwards introduced a new theory that was developed from her research and validated by the Center for Predictive Analytics – The Perceived Risk Hierarchy Theory.(TM). Dr. Edwards’ research interest/passion includes HIV intervention studies, HIV primary prevention, the role historical trauma and health outcomes, community trauma and violence, alcohol/substance use, structural and social determinants of health, equity, and social justice. CLICK HERE TO VISIT DR. EDWARD’S WEBSITE
ABOUT DR. KIZZY PITTRELL
Dr. Kizzy Pittrell, Ed.D. is a graduate of Argosy University, Washington DC from the Counseling Psychology program. Dr. Pittrell received her Masters of Counseling from Towson University and Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University. Dr. Pittrell is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Approved Drug and Alcohol counselor, an Master Addiction Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. Dr. Pittrell has worked in the community sector providing mental health and addiction counseling and treatment to adults and adolescents for 14 years. Currently, Dr. Pittrell is owner of Ross Counseling, a private practice providing therapy to individuals, families and couples and manages a community mental health facility in Baltimore. More recently, Dr. Pittrell along with her husband opened a psychiatric rehabilitation program in Baltimore county called Strengthening Families Building Communities. Dr. Pittrell is passionate about educating the community about mental health and reducing the stigma of mental health. She is also an author of a children’s book about maternal depression. CLICK HERE TO VISIT DR. PITTRELL’S WEBSITE
ABOUT JESSE WATERMAN
Jesse Waterman LCSW-C, LGADC, CTP-C is co-owner of Humble Beginnings Recovery, LLC. Jesse is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Maryland. Jesse began his career working within inpatient mental health hospitals in 2013. Jesse’s internships were both based within the court systems of mental health care; through Spring Grove Hospital Center and Family Medical Services in Baltimore City Circuit Court. He has worked in inpatient rehabilitation centers, intensive outpatient programs, and continues to provide mental health therapy in Baltimore City for children and adults. He obtained his Masters in Social Work through UMD School of Social Work and his addictions counseling courses through Community College of Baltimore County. Jesse is also a Certified Trauma Practitioner through the STARR Program. Jesse lives in Baltimore City with his wife, daughter, and three well fed cats.
ABOUT TAMIKA PETERS
Ms. Tamika Peters is an Elementary School teacher in Baltimore City. She is also an advocate for youth awareness and voice. She believes that today’s youth has an important role in changing the narrative of the world. When she is not teaching or advocating for youth voice, she is operating her event coordinating business called Events You Envisioned. She is also an avid soul line dancer.