Sept. 6, from 2-4 p.m., the Moorestown Library will offer an informational session on "Keeping Your Grandchildren Safe." This is a free program, but participants can register in advance by calling the library at 856-234-0333.
Presenter John Kriger will lead the session, which is designed to assist grandparents and non-parent
caretakers to better understand the challenges and risks of behavioral and
substance abuse confronting today's children and adolescents.
grandparents are the primary caretakers of their grandchildren due to parental
illness or other circumstances, rendering the parents unable to be the primary
caretakers. Because of this, it is often easy for young people to take
advantage of this relationship without the grandparents having any idea of what
is happening. In some cases, the grown children are accessing their elder
Grandparents need to understand the world of prescription
medication abuse, the impact of over-the-counter substances and the current
availability of information, predatory behavior, and the availability of a drug
culture on the Internet.
Attendees will discover how the media and legitimate
companies are putting our children at risk. Learn how the drug trade has
changed since you were in school—and with it the climate and culture of drug
distribution. See how highly psychoactive substances are now being sold
"legally" in convenience stores and gas stations.
Uncover concrete steps you
can take today to minimize their risk and increase your knowledge of what many
children already know.