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MEDIA ADVISORY: Centerstone to Offer Free Presentation for Parents of Teens in Davidson County


WHAT:
Centerstone’s teen pregnancy prevention program, Be in Charge, will host a free presentation for parents of teens in Davidson County. Ashleigh Hall, an outreach specialist for Centerstone’s Prevention Services, will lead an interactive presentation about fostering healthy parent-child relationships and preventing teen pregnancy.

Through educational programs provided by Centerstone’s Prevention Services, children, teens and their families are empowered to make positive decisions when faced with common, real-life issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, depression, bullying, teen pregnancy and more.

Be in Charge offers both school-based and community-based education programs to decrease the number of teen pregnancies in Tennessee. Trained Centerstone Prevention Specialists teach group lessons in select schools on subjects like healthy relationship development and how to avoid risky situations. At the community level, Be in Charge conducts presentations and distributes information to educate parents, teachers and community leaders about how to help teens make healthy choices.

WHO:
Parents of teens in Davidson County are invited to attend. This event is offered free of charge and no registration is necessary.
WHEN:
Thursday, May 7, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Martha O’Bryan Center, 711 South Seventh Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
NOTES:
For media inquiries, contact Jillian Neal at (615) 460-4181 or jillian.neal@centerstone.org.

For more information about Centerstone’s Prevention Services or Be in Charge visit www.centerstone.org or www.whoyouwant2be.org. Connect with Centerstone on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Centerstone.org or www.facebook.com/WhoYouWant2Be. Find them on Twitter at @CenterstoneRSS or @WYW2B.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.

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