Parent Education Series
The Saint Thomas' School Board and Advancement Office present a virtual parent education series for our current parents, prospective parents, church members, and alumni. Additional presentations will be scheduled throughout the school year.
Thursday, November 12
7-8 p.m. | Free Virtual Presentation
Presented by: Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families
Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families presents a brief overview of current challenges facing kids in the Houston area. The discussion will include vaping, marijuana, prescription drugs and more as well as give you a peek into a teenage bedroom. You will also learn about strategies for helping your kids navigate the dangers of drugs and alcohol. We hope to leave parents with tools to empower them to combat the challenges facing our kids today.
Presenter Amanda McLauchlin has been leading community prevention efforts in Texas for the last 15 years. She has been able to apply her experience in marketing and other non-profit leadership to establish meaningful partnerships among a variety of sectors and build collaboration for effective community change. Currently, Amanda leads the Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families, a non-profit focused on the reduction of underage drinking, e-cigarette use, and prescription drug misuse and abuse in Harris and Galveston County. Partnerships with local law enforcement, city and school officials, and the DEA have allowed the Alliance to collect over 23,000 pounds of medications through the Medication Take Back Initiative.