What we are up to: Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Conference
In an effort to keep you updated on our work, we wanted to let you know about our upcoming participation in the Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Conference on Thursday September 11, 2014.
The event is nearly sold out and offers a great experience for anyone who works with children, families, or non-profits. Presentations will include Bullying and Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Engaging Fathers, Center for Disease Control Essentials for Children, Social Media for Non-Profits and more.
In addition to learning, we are going to be exhibiting our Social Hosting display. A “social host” is any adult who hosts a gathering where alcohol is served to minors on property they control (such as a homeowner or renter). Through social host liability laws, adults can be held responsible if underage people are served, regardless of who furnishes the alcohol.
Teens are unpredictable. If an adult hosts a gathering and allows underage drinking, there is risk of alcohol poisoning, fighting, accidents or even risky sexual behavior.
We want to use our time at this conference to educate attendees on how to promote positive messaging and alternative, fun activities for our youth throughout the community and in our homes.