‘Communities that Care’ training events offered

All five school districts in Marion County will be hosting “Communities That Care” training events within the next two months.

Communities That Care training events are an introduction to risk-focused prevention, and provide community leaders, parents, educators and others a foundation for a county-wide, coordinated plan to reduce alcohol and drug use, juvenile crime, and other risks that effect the youth of Marion County today, according to Linda Ogden, director of the Marion County Communities in Schools program.

The training events are funded through a grant from the Eighth Judicial District and the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority to Communities In Schools of Marion County.

Hope Sullivan and Dick Nyebarger, Regional Prevention Center of the Flint Hills Prevention Specialists, will lead each five-hour workshop.

It is important that adults who care about Marion County youth and who wish to be a part of the process to improve support and services in Marion County attend this training event, Ogden said.

All training sessions begin at 4 p.m., end at 9 p.m., and include an evening meal.

There is no charge for participation, but registration is required. CTC training dates and locations are:

March 4, USD 410 Hillsboro High Technology Center.

March 7, USD 408, McGillicuddy’s in downtown Marion.

March 14, USD 397 Centre Jr./Sr. High School.

April 1, USD 398 Peabody Jr./Sr. High School

USD 411 to be announced.

Anyone wanting to attend a CTC event can contact the central office of one of the above school districts, or call Ogden at 620-947-3184.

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