More than 65 parents attended last night's parenting forum at Eckstein Middle School. They heard Dr. Yolanda Evans talk about Positive Adolescent Development and learned about youth substance abuse prevention activities in northeast Seattle including the Strengthening Families Program at Eckstein and the Prevention WINS coalition.
In addition to the links listed at the end of the presentation, parents were encouraged to visit Parents: The Anti-Drug and the Prevention WINS website.
The event provided a great example of what communities can do when they come together. The planning committee included staff from Seattle Children's Hospital, Prevention WINS, Ecsktein Middle School and the Eckstein Community Learning Center which is made possible by the University Family YMCA and Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks to the Seattle Families and Education Levy.