Substance Abuse: Identifying concealed Vaping, Marijuana and other Substances in a teen’s backpack
This program features a backpack search designed for parent, teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators and other professionals working with students to help them identify signs of possible substance use and vaping. Some teens will go to great lengths to cover up substance use and to conceal vaping devices and substances. The goal of this presentation is to provide education and awareness to parents and educators so they know how seemingly innocent items can be an indication of substance use and what vaping devices are common among students.
Presenters: Ashleigh Nowakowski, MPA Ashleigh Nowakowski has been working in the substance abuse prevention field since 2009. Her work includes speaking in middle and high schools, educating parents, teachers and community members and working with high risk youth. Ashleigh entwines her personal experience of living with a sibling’s addiction into all of her presentations. She is passionate about preventing young people from going down a path that could have negative impacts on their life. Ashleigh has her Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Katie Morrow, MPA Katie Morrow is a prevention education specialist who has been working in the substance abuse field since 2009. She has worked in a variety of roles in this field including prevention, direct care, development and community organizing. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Marquette University. Being in long-term recovery since 2007 gives Katie a passion for recovery and prevention. Katie enjoys sharing her story in hopes that it will help others from going down the path that she did.