youth group offers training on 'how to drug-proof your kids'
Highbridge & Burnham Youth Project is to run two introductory
sessions for a new training course called 'How to Drug Proof Your
training has been designed by Care for the Family, a national
charity, and is a practical course focusing on the role parents
and carers play in reducing the risks of harmful alcohol and drug
& Burnham Youth Project (HBYP) exists locally to promote youth
and family wellbeing, for the benefit of our community. The group
formed as an initiative of Churches Together in Burnham, Highbridge
& District, and now runs independently.
course leader Sarah Taylor told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Its
easy to see drugs and alcohol abuse as 'someone else's problem',
but anyone can be affected by them and they can have a harmful
effect on families. We have been contacting local authorities
and schools to see how we can be part of the solution. They have
been very helpful in supporting our work."
look forward to providing the course in Highbridge, Burnham and
the surrounding district, and developing our ideas with agencies
involved in similar safeguarding work."
taster sessions are open to the public and will be held on Thursday
7th November 1.30-2.30pm at the Gospel Centre, Old Burnham Road,
Highbridge then on Thursday 7th November 7pm-8pm at Burnham-On-Sea
Baptist Church in College St, Burnham.
next full course is scheduled to begin on Thursday 30th January
2014, 7-9pm at Churchfield School Highbridge, and will run for
six weekly sessions.
Highbridge & Burnham Youth Project was established by Churches
Together in Burnham and Highbridge, initially to fund the employment
of two youth workers to serve the schools and youth groups in
the area. Recently, the project has received funding towards establishing
a programme of parenting courses to benefit whole families.
more information, visit the Youth Project website here
or phone Sarah on 07866 458169 or come along to one of the sessions.