The first Fathers’ Forum of 2016 is set for Saturday, January 30 from 8:15-9:30 am at the Stanwich School.
The Father’s Forum welcomes back John Hamilton. According to organizers of the Fathers Forum, if you haven’t been scared and worried in the New Year, please prepared for John’s always honest and insightful look at the risks that face our kids in Connecticut and Fairfield County in particular.
The forum is a joint effort put on by the Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) and the Stanwich School.
Mr. Hamilton will talk about the opiate epidemic in Connecticut, including Oxycodone, Percocet and Vicodin, among others. The epidemic is of such proportion that President Obama mentioned it 60 seconds into his final State of the Union: “So I hope we can work together this year on some bipartisan priorities like… helping people who are battling prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse.”
And this problem is right here in our backyard in Greenwich and it is affecting our kids.
It won’t be all gloom and doom. John will also talk about how to spot warning signs and to build resiliency and strategies dads can employ to help our kids defend against risky behavior. There will lots of time for Q&A!
John Hamilton is CEO of Recovery Network of Programs, the largest addiction prevention network and service in Connecticut. He is a licensed family therapist and licensed addiction counselor.
Stanwich School is located at 257 Stanwich Rd in Greenwich.
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