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.
Your Presence is a Present
Javier Sanchez and the Be Present Presentation
September 12, 2018 | Thomas Worthington High School
Your presence can be the best present someone could ever receive. People struggling with stress, depression, loneliness or being bullied don’t need all the answers, but they do need to know someone is in their corner and someone cares. But before you can be present for someone else, you have to learn how to be present for yourself. Participants will learn effective strategies for managing stressful situations and how to thrive in midst of difficult circumstances. Life isn’t perfect, but it’s important to learn how our responses to life’s toughest moments can be.
Speaker Event 2
November 14, 2018 | Thomas Worthington High School
This presentation will provide a basic understanding of how brains develop and respond to stress. By understanding how the brain responds to stress and learns new skills, parents and teachers can help young people have stronger relationships and increase their self-control.
Carol Taylor is currently the Deputy Director of Coaching and Training at the Franklin County Family and Children First Council. As an educator and trainer, Carol works within the community to infuse information regarding trauma, toxic stress and resilience into all child-serving systems in the county.
Originally from Central Ohio, Carol completed her undergraduate degree in Math Education and is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program at the University of Findlay. Carol returned to Central Ohio in 2013 and joined the staff of FCFCFC with the goal of helping all people understand behavior and relationships differently, allowing children and adults to grow, learn and live in healthy environments.