Wake Up Call presentation coming to Wautoma on Dec. 4

Parents, educators and community members are invited to attend an eye-opening Wake Up Call special presentation from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at the World War II Memorial Building, 440 W. Main Street, Wautoma.  

Wake Up Call is a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 red flags that can signal drug or alcohol use. The Wake Up Call bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. 

The goal of this presentation is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse.

In addition to learning about the various hiding spots and items that may indicate use, audience members will learn about the signs and symptoms associated with alcohol and drug abuse, as well as parenting strategies that can help reduce the chances of substance abuse. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and get a closer look at the items located in the bedroom. This presentation is for adults only, 21 years of age and older.

The event will begin with a complimentary dinner at 5:30 p.m., a local trends presentation at 6 p.m. and the Wake Up Call presentation at 8 p.m. For more information or to register for this free event, contact Mary LaBlanc at (920) 787-6600.

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