Date(s) - Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
E. Pat Larkins Community Center
United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention’s Pompano Beach Town Hall Meeting entitled “Family Communication and Wellness: Let’s Talk About the Pressures Facing Today’s Youth – Vaping, Alcohol, Cyberbullying, Social Media, Academic Stress, Anxiety & Depression”
- United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, the City of Pompano Beach, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Children and Families have joined together to host the Pompano Beach Town Hall Meeting.
- A panel of experts and community members will discuss the topic of family communication and wellness and will discuss the pressures teens face today when in regard to the topics of vaping, alcohol, cyberbullying, social media, academic stress, anxiety and depression.
- There will be special presentations by the Theatre of Creative Consciousness of the Arts and the Florida Children’s Theater.
- This event is free and open to the public including students, teachers, parents, grandparents and the rest of the community. It will be presented in English, Spanish, Creole and Portuguese.
- Guests are encouraged to attend early so they can enjoy food, community resource vendors, raffles and prizes.
Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin
Moderator: Joel Smith, Program Director for Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention
MEET THE PANELISTS:
Nora Rupert, Broward County Public School Board Member
Blake Cohen, National Outreach Manager for Recovery Unplugged
Darrell Cunningham, Broward Community Partnership Director for Broward County Human Services Department
Chief Frank Galgano, Emergency Medical Services, City of Pompano Beach
David Scharf, Department of Community Programs Director Broward Sheriff’s Office
DETAILS: This Town Hall Meeting is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to visit the resource vendors, enjoy refreshments and participate in the raffle drawings. Interested attendees should register for this event at www.unitedwaybroward.org/events/town-hall-family-communication-wellness. For more information, please contact Angela Ventura at 954-453-3758 or Aventura@UnitedWayBroward.org.
About United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention
United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH) is a broad-based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion coalition dedicated to reducing negative consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Today, its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated behavioral health efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance misuse. Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention is a vital component of United Way of Broward County’s three impact areas (health, education and financial stability) focused on the solutions to close gaps in services and create a better life for all. For more information please visit www.drugfreebroward.org or follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/uwbccommission or on Twitter/Instagram @UWBC_Commission.