Poe Center for Health Education
#YouthCulture - A Workshop Series hosted at The Poe Center
The Poe Center’s #YouthCulture program is designed to empower parents and guardians by providing insight into the environment and culture around our youth. Each workshop explores how the developing adolescent brain shapes perceptions and behavior. All participants will receive a free packet of supportive materials and resources. Covered topics will include substance use, Internet safety, sexting, and healthy dating relationships. In addition, we will explore ways to enhance parent-child communication.
These sessions will be hosted at the Poe Center FREE of charge! This series is for adults only.
February 7th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about the growing concern of opioid use in our communities and how to recognize the risk factors, signs and symptoms, as well as steps and resources to keep children from opioid use.
NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board hours available.
Light snacks & door prizes!
Healthy Teen Relationships
February 21st, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn to recognize warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and potential dating violence. In addition, participants will learn current sexting statistics and trends as well as North Carolina laws.
Adolescent Brain Development and the Role of Social Media
March 7th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about current research on adolescent brain development and teen risk perception. Participants will also explore how a risk perception impacts a teen’s engagement with social media and Internet security.
March 21st, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
This program addresses the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth. Participants will explore adolescent brain development and effects of e-cigarettes as we cover the latest research. We will also take a look at the risk factors for use, and the protective factors that help prevent use. A discussion on resources and strategies for increasing protective factors with our youth will leave attendees with tools for the next steps.
- Youth Program: Understanding Vaping
March 21st, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Held at the same time as our adult E-Cigarettes 101 program, this program for youths addresses the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth. Participants will learn about the addictive nature of nicotine and how addiction impacts the brain. We will address risk factors for addictive behaviors, substance addiction warning signs, and the signs of a nicotine medical emergency.
Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction
April 4th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn how early onset substance use affects the development of the adolescent brain. Participants will learn important skills and resources to address the trends in substance use today.
Navigating “The Talk”
May 2nd, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about resources and tools to assist you in developing and tailoring the talk to your teen about social media, teen relationships, and substance use.