Worthington cares
speaker series

Drug Safe Worthington, in partnership with Worthington Schools, will be offering a 5 month speaker series. The topics for the series will be centered on mental health, substance abuse, addiction, as well as the latest trends involving the schools and our community. 

On the evening of the event a light dinner will be provided by the local faith based community. In addition, free child care for youth ages 5-14 will be available in the gymnasium for the event. 

Dinner (optional): 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Speaker presentation: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

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21st Century Digital Disorder


CheryL Mahoney, M.Ed., LSW

September 4, 2019  |  Worthington Kilbourne High School

Our kick-off speaker will be Cheryl Mahoney, M.Ed., LSW presenting iWise Living. Her iWise mission is to teach people to be wise about screen use by learning to: “Be Aware, Protect, Prepare, Respond.” Topics include: gaming, screen addiction, internet pornography, and media violence.

Healthy Teen Relationships - What You Need to Know!


Caitlyn Tully

October 2, 2019  |  Thomas Worthington High School

It can be awkward to talk about dating, but teens need adults to start the conversation. This interactive session will explore the current dynamics of teen relationships. Caregivers will get tips and resources about communicating and setting appropriate boundaries with teens, including digital boundaries with a family media agreement.

Great workshop for anyone with preteens and teens in their life!

Generation Rx and the Science of Addiction!


Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, Ph.D.
November 6, 2019 |
Worthington Kilbourne High School

Medicines help us to live longer and healthier lives, but when misused, can be just as dangerous and addictive as illicit drugs. This interactive session will explore the science behind prescription drug misuse and the disease of addiction. Additionally, participants will learn how to model and promote safe medication-taking practices at home and in the community.

Updates coming soon!

January 8, 2020 |  Thomas Worthington High School

Updates coming soon!

February 5, 2020  |