Parents invited to 'Not My Kid' at Stevenson High School Sept. 6

Submitted by District 102
Posted8/31/2017 1:55 PM

The Stand Strong Coalition, which includes Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 and Stevenson High School as members, is holding its third annual "Not My Kid" seminar for parents, guardians and other community members at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Stevenson High School's West Auditorium, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire.

The event, aimed at parents with students in grades 7-12, is free and open to the public. Register in advance through


Topics for the evening will include helping teens navigate social events such as school dances, spring break and graduation parties; how current curfew and social hosting laws affect teens and parents; and information on "vaping" and e-cigarettes.

The evening will feature a panel discussion offering tips to parents on raising alcohol- and drug-free children.

Panelists will include SHS Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi; addiction specialist Dr. Adam Rubenstein; Lincolnshire Police officer Rick Coakley, who is assigned to Stevenson; Claudia Kasten, chief of the juvenile division of the Lake County State's Attorney's Office; and Stevenson Principal Troy Gobble. There also will be a current and former student who have struggled with substance use.

In addition to the panel discussion, there will be an exhibit called "Stay Out of My Room," a mock teen bedroom displaying possible indicators of teen drug or alcohol use. The exhibit will remain open until 9 p.m.

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