WHAT: Parent University: Empowering our Families on Substance Misuse & Mental Health
WHEN: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dobyns-Bennett High School Nancy Pridemore Theater, 1 Tribe Way, Kingsport, TN 37664
On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, Kingsport City Schools (KCS) will host a panel discussion titled, Parent University: Empowering our Families on Substance Misuse & Mental Health from 6 - 7:30 p.m. located at the Dobyns-Bennett High School Nancy Pridemore Theater.
The purpose of the event is to empower KCS parents and guardians of children in grades K-12 by educating them of the harmful effects of substance misuse in our youth. Substance misuse not only affects mental health, but also how children learn and develop academically.
Panel members include medical and education professionals such as: Dr. Seth Brown, Chief Medical Officer and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Niswonger Children’s Hospital; Dr. Luis Isaza, Medical Director of the Willow Unit at Woodridge Hospital, Ballad Health and Assistant Professor at ETSU Department of Psychiatry; Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, KCS Superintendent; Jim Nash, KCS Chief Student Services Officer; Kim Oaks-Blair, KCS Elementary School Counselor; Christian Collins, KCS Middle School Counselor; and Nathan Russell and Mark Smelser, KCS School Resource Officers (SRO) for the Kingsport Police Department.
For additional information, please contact Johanna Montgomery, Kingsport City Schools Coordinator of Coordinated School Health at [email protected].