2 Kane High Schools Bring Life-Size Teen Bedroom to Jan. 22-23 'Wake Up Call'

2 Kane High Schools Bring Life-Size Teen Bedroom to Jan. 22-23 ‘Wake Up Call’

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is promoting two opportunities at local high schools to see an amazing presentation about the signs and symptoms of teenager drug and alcohol abuse — one in Geneva and another in Burlington.

Both presentations feature powerhouse speakers who can help parents and caregivers develop strategies for intervention with youth. A resource fair is included.

But the truly unusual aspect is a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom, which highlights warning signs that can indicate drug or alcohol use.

The bedroom features more than 20 “red flags” that identify spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use.

Geneva Presentation

The Geneva presentation takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave.

“Our goal is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse,” the District 304 website says.

The experience will include signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use, a guided tour of the bedroom and prevention strategies for parents. Participants will also receive a 30 page resource handbook.

For questions about this event, please contact Sandi Lybert at (262) 354-8344 or a Your Choice team member at yourchoice.live@yahoo.com.

This event is sponsored by the Kane County Juvenile Justice Council in partnership with the Geneva Community Unit School District 304.

The presentation is for adults only — 21 years of age and older.

Today (Friday, Jan. 18, 2019) is the deadline to sign up for free childcare if you would like to attend the adults-only Wake Up Call presentation Tuesday at Geneva High School! Click here for childcare details and to sign up children ages 3-13.

If you need to register for the presentation itself, more info can be found in the Geneva School District EVENTS tab. #Geneva304

Burlington Presentation

Central District 301, in partnership with the Kane County Juvenile Justice Council, is inviting residents to Wake Up Call, a presentation for parents and guardians of students in middle or high school.

The presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Central High School auditorium, with the resource fair beginning at 6 p.m. in the CHS commons.

This presentation teaches guardians about the signs and symptoms associated with substance abuse, current drug trends, parenting strategies to prevent substance use, and more.

During this presentation, participants receive a guided tour of a bedroom highlighting more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use as well as household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use.

In addition, School District 301 will host a resource fair immediately before and after the presentation. Please click here to view the full Wake Up Call flyer. You can learn more about Your Choice to Live, Inc, the creators of Wake Up Call, by visiting www.yourchoice-live.org.

Participants must register for this free event by visiting https://wakeupcallcentralhs.eventbrite.com.

This event is open to the community but attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Please contact Mandi Bavaro at 847-464-6005 or mandi.bavaro@central301.net with questions.

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Geneva School District 304 and Central School District 301 websites