When it comes to opioid addiction, Midland is not immune. Too many people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond are dying from opioid overdose. The Legacy Center is doing it’s part to change the equation, and we’re starting with our youth. Earlier this year, we set out to educate local high school students. The school districts have been great partners in this effort. But we wouldn’t be doing our job, if we didn’t speak to parents, too. So we’re hosting this town hall meeting to have an open dialogue about this issue. Our goal is to make sure today’s students don’t become tomorrow’s tragegies. I’m sure you will agree that this is an admirable goal.
Whether they are already dating or nearing dating age, it’s important for adolescents to acquire skills that allow them to develop healthy dating relationships. This includes things like positive communication, identifying caring
relationships, and how to deal with emotions. Guest speaker Audra Johnson, Counseling Services Coordinator for Shelterhouse, will draw from her vast experience as an instructor for Safe Dates, a dating abuse prevention program.