Parents and guardians of youth in Logan County are invited to be a part of a drive-thru 'in plain sight' display today (Tuesday).
Angie Stoltzenburg at ALMH indicates this is a program that sets up the bedroom of an adolescent and shows how today's youth might conceal things like drugs, alcohol, and other items harmful to their health.
The ALMH Substance Abuse Coalition is leading this effort and it is a rescheduled event from April when central Illinois received snow. Stoltzenburg adds this is in partnership with SIU Medicine Center for Rural Health.
Stoltzenburg indicates this program is designed to bring awareness to parents and guardians of the possibility of the things kids keep in their rooms. She hopes it sparks necessary and needed conversations with our youth.
Stoltzenburg says vaping is becoming so prevalent among our youth and vape pens, unfortunately, can be easily concealed by a child from parents.
The program is from 4 pm to 6 pm in the parking lot of Lincoln High School.