AZ Parents Connect – Schedule a Speaker
At DrugFreeAz.org our mission is to prevent and reduce youth drug and alcohol use through community education and awareness by providing parents, caregivers, healthcare providers, educators and others with educational tools, information and resources. This year, we are offering classes and workshops in the community in English and Spanish. Here are a few of the powerful programs we can bring to your school, community or business:
Active Parenting Nowand Active Parenting of Teens: These workshops combine video, activities and discussion to help parents raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. The programs demonstrate non-violent discipline techniques and effective encouragement skills. Active Parenting Now is for parents of 5 through 12 years old. Active Parenting of Teens is for parents of 12 through 18 years old.
Guiding Good Choices: This workshop is for parents of 4th through 9th grade and is designed to give parents tools to use at home to develop a strong relationship with their child while teaching responsibility, character and refusal skills.
AZ Parents Connect: This one hour presentation is for parents and caregivers about current drug trends, why some children are more vulnerable to substance use, teen brain and best parenting practices for preventing underage drinking and drug use. This presentation can be done online or in person.
To schedule a speaker or workshop, contact our office at 602-264-5700 or email us at email@example.com.
Meet our presenters
Shelly Mowrey, Sr. Director of Programs & Communications. Shelly has worked to prevent underage drinking and drug use for 11 years. She has developed and implemented programs for teens, parents, law enforcement, corrections, the faith-based community and healthcare providers in Arizona. Shelly has received numerous awards for her work and has received extensive drug prevention training from various federal and local agencies. Shelly is the proud mother of her 8 year old son. Shelly.Mowrey@drugfreeaz.org.
Kim Obert, Program Manager for DrugFreeAz.org. Kim is well acquainted with the pain of substance abuse. Her 18 year old son, Kent died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2003. Blindsided by the event, Kim felt a strong desire to help other parents avoid the same pain, and in 2006 began volunteering with the Partnership and helping other parents understand the dangers of substance abuse, especially prescription drug abuse. In July of 2010, Kim joined the staff full time. She is one of the original 3moms. Kim serves on the Parent Advisory Board for the national Partnership at DrugFree.org and is also a Parent Ambassador for the national office. Kim is a certified trained facilitator for Guiding Good Choices, Active Parenting Now! and Active Parenting of Teens, evidence based parenting workshops. Kim.Obert@drugfreeaz.org.
Paul Martinez has been our bilingual prevention consultant here at DrugFreeAz.org since 2009. He promotes a positive drug prevention message to help educate parents about teenage substance abuse. He has a passion for strengthening families and empowering youth to live healthy, successful and purposeful lives. Paul is a proud father of two daughters, ages 15 and 12. Paul.Martinez@drugfreeaz.org