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The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will continue its webinar series to mark Drug Awareness Month 2022 once weekly for the month of January.

The first of these webinars will be held today, Tuesday, January 4, on the topic: Life on the Gram: How Social Media Influences Children’s Behaviour in the 21st Century, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be hosted by Lecturer and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts Psychology Programme, University of the West Indies, Mia Jules. Persons may join the webinar via the meeting ID: 847 8606 9283, and passcode:  176243. They should also register by clicking here.

The second webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 11, and will focus on: What we do matters: The link between parenting styles and drug use, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be presented by Senior Probation Officer at the Barbados Probation Department, Diana Goodridge. That webinar may be accessed via Zoom, by entering the meeting ID: 837 5877 9614, and passcode: 710225, and register by clicking here.

The following Tuesday, January 18, a representative from the Substance Abuse Foundation will present on the topic: Who’s the boss? Parentification of the child and its impact on behaviour, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Persons may join this webinar via Zoom.  The meeting ID is 875 4849 6482, and passcode 864685.  Persons should click here to register.

The final webinar for the month comes off on Monday, January 25, at 10:30 a.m., and will focus on the topic: Adverse childhood experiences: Connecting childhood trauma and addiction. This will also be presented by a representative of the SAF. Persons may join this webinar via Zoom, meeting ID: 829 4945 7484, passcode: 476957, and register by clicking here.            

Drug Awareness Month 2022 is being held under the theme: Strong Families, Stronger Nation.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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