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Youth Drugs Forum: Keeping Kids Safe in Changing Times

Youth Drug Summit: Keeping Kids Safe in Changing Times

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:30–9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Great Hall at Town Hall, Seattle
Tickets: $5 - see below for free offer!

The legalization of marijuana in Washington State has real implications for parents and kids. What are current teen attitudes about drug use and accessibility? How will things change when legal marijuana shops are open for business and marijuana is increasingly available in homes? What about the growing prevalence of heroin and toxic mixtures, such as “molly?

During this panel discussion, featuring experts on adolescent psychology, drug addiction and law enforcement, parents will be armed with the knowledge and the tools they need to help kids navigate the risks and dangers in this changing environment.

Panel lineup:

  • Laura S. Kastner Ph.D, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
  • Paul Weatherly, head of drug/alcohol studies at Bellevue College 
  • Frank Couch, director of SAMA (Science and Management of Addictions)
  • Dan Satterberg, King County prosecutor
  • JB, recovering teen addict

Moderator: Leslie R. Walker, MDchief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.


FREE ADVANCE TICKETS! Only 150 available to ParentMap readers. 


Parent Education Committee Chairs from these Seattle schools have collaborated in the planning of this event:  The Bush School, The Northwest School, University Prep, Seattle Academy and Villa Academy. All school communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.


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Presented by ParentMap in partnership with Town Hall, as part of the Civics series. 

The Civics Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation.

Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.