Girls are magical and powerful – we all know that. However, if they begin a pattern of abusive alcohol and other drug use during adolescence they could mute the magic and become powerless over their decisions and lives. Women who change the world are independent and clear-minded, not dependent on chemicals and full of doubt. Now that we’re settling into the new millennium, girls are more equipped than ever before to shape the future of our world. If we can create an environment that supports non-use for middle and high school age girls we will be enabling girls to reach adulthood intact. Girls who choose sobriety during adolescence are more likely to delay sexual activity, learn healthy social and coping skills, and engage in life affirming activities like sports, the arts and other intellectual pursuits.Learn More
All material is age appropriate and designed for grades 8 – 12.
Topics of Discussion:
Alcohol – sober in high school, successful in life
* Adult social drinking vs. adolescent bingeing; approaching alcohol as a beverage rather than a drug
* What is the likelihood of a teen being a true social drinker?
* Postponement as a viable option.
* Media manipulation – a marketing strategy that targets youth
* Social rewards – the empty promise
* How nicotine changes the brain and the agony of quitting
Brenda’s seminar is most effective at a school when she appears during “Prime Time.” In other words, the program must be scheduled into the academic day and you should prepare for disruption of the academic schedule. This signals your community that alcohol and drug prevention is an important issue to the school and you are willing to devote academic time to address it.
There are many ways to arrange the schedule – Please contact Brenda to discuss the best consulting format for your school.
Being drunk puts a body at increased risk for all kinds of things, including sexual assault. That is all we are saying. Alcohol abuse is first and foremost a health and safety issue. I am not sure that feminism plays a big role in this arena. In my mind,...Learn More
This is the last installment of a blog series that will dispel the 10 most common and stubborn myths parents believe about exposing children to alcohol. Today we tackle big, fat myth #10: If I used alcohol or other drugs as a teen, I guess I’ll have to lie about it...Learn More
This is the eighth installment of a blog series that will dispel the 10 most common and stubborn myths parents believe about exposing children to alcohol. This time we will tackle big, fat myth #9: It doesn’t matter what I say to my child about substances, my voice...Learn More