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Minerva PD educates students on drug safety

Published: August 10, 2017 12:00 AM

The Minerva Police Department is once again leading an educational drug safety initiative for Minerva Elementary fifth-grade students. Dedicated to helping young people get the facts they need to make informed decisions. This is the third time the organization has brought an award-winning safety resource to area kids.

Each student will receive a copy of "Drug Safety: Smart Choices for LIFE", a comprehensive 112 page handbook geared toward young people, which is full of useful information about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs. The materials are produced by Community Safety Net and are widely used to educate and increase awareness of substance abuse.

In addition to educating the youth, "Drug Safety: Smart Choices for LIFE", a comprehensive family resource. It teaches children effective ways to resist peer pressure, while parents receive tips for helping their kids stay away from drugs. A free downloadable app for smart phones and tablets is included, which is customized to provide local safety contact numbers, along with safety tips, videos and other important safety information.

This valuable safety resource was made available to the kids through the generous support of local businesses and organizations.

Across the country, law enforcement groups and community organizations are implementing youth education programs in an effort to prevent drug abuse before it starts.

Safety books for bullying, internet safety and senior citizens will also be available at the Minerva Police Department.

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