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Teen Programs at the Library: Dating Violence & Prescription Drug Misuse

Teen Programs at the Library: Dating Violence & Prescription Drug Misuse
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Two programs coming up at several branches of the Dayton Metro Library tackle tough topics many teens face: dating violence and prescription drug misuse.

Teen Programs at the Library: Dating Violence & Prescription Drug Misuse

TEENS DISCUSS & LEARN AT THE LIBRARY: Dating Violence and Prescription Drug Misuse

Two programs coming up at several branches of the Dayton Metro Library tackle tough topics many teens face: dating violence and prescription drug misuse.

IN THEIR SHOES: TEENS AND DATING VIOLENCE is a scenario-based training that generates thoughtful discussion among teens. Karen McQueary from Artemis Center, Dayton’s Domestic Violence Resource Agency, invites participants to take on the perspective of different characters, based on the experiences of real teens; scenarios include sexting, pregnancy, homophobia and stalking. They make choices and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.

“This program is being used to educate teens about healthy relationships in over 400 communities across the country,” said Julie Buchanan, Programming Manager for the Library. “It’s a comfortable way for young people to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships.”

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence takes place at these Library locations:

  • TROTWOOD Wed., Sept. 4, 4-5:30 PM - 651 E. Main St. 45426
  • KETTERING-MORAINE Thur., Sept. 12, 3-4:30 PM - 3496 Far Hills Ave. 45429
  • WESTWOOD Mon., Sept. 16, 3-4:30 PM - 3207 Hoover Ave. 45407
  • MADDEN HILLS Thur., Sept. 19, 3:30-5 PM - 2542 Germantown St. 45417
  • SOUTHEAST Mon., Sept. 23, 4:30-6 PM - 21 Watervliet Ave. 45420
  • BROOKVILLE Thur., Sept. 26, 3:30-5 PM - 120 Blue Pride Dr. 45309
  • VANDALIA Wed., Oct. 2, 3-4:30 PM - 330 N. Dixie Dr. 45377
  • BURKHARDT Thur, Nov. 7, 4:30-6 PM - 4680 Burkhardt Ave. 45431
  • WEST CARROLLTON Sat, Nov. 16, 3-4:30 PM - 300 E. Central Ave. 45449

MY GENERATION Rx is a program presented by Goodwill/Easter Seals Miami Valley. In this program, teen participants discuss prescription drug use, identify potential reasons for misuse, then brainstorm alternatives. The focus is on developing practical strategies for turning down invitations to misuse, and establishing positive alternatives for coping with the demands of life.

My Generation Rx will be offered at these Library locations:

  • HUBER HEIGHTS Thur., Sept. 5, 3-4 PM - 6160 Chambersburg Rd. 45424
  • MADDEN HILLS Fri., Sept. 20, 3:30-4:30 PM - 2542 Germantown St. 45417
  • WESTWOOD Tue., Sept. 24, 3:30-4:30 PM - 3207 Hoover Ave. 45407
  • KETTERING-MORAINE Thur., Sept. 26, 4-5 PM - 3496 Far Hills Ave. 45429
  • WEST CARROLLTON Tue, Nov. 12, 3-4 PM - 300 E. Central Ave. 45449
  • BURKHARDT Thur, Dec. 19, 4:30-5:30 PM - 4680 Burkhardt Ave. 45431

“It’s not easy being a teen in today’s world,” said Buchanan. “It is our hope with these programs that the Library is not only a welcoming, comfortable place for teens, but also a source of practical, useful information that can really make a difference in their lives.”

Both programs are free and open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call 937-463-2665.

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