The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to Host Two 15 Minute Child Break Webinars



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The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to Host Two

15 Minute Child Break Webinars

MILLBURN — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey will reach an audience that includes parents, guardians and teachers this week in two 15 Minute Child Break webinars that will provide insight on how to discuss the issue of drug use with children.

The 15 Minute Child Break presentation is offered at sites across the state of New Jersey throughout the year. However, the webinars being held at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, August 31, will allow residents to access vital information on substance abuse prevention from the comfort of their own home.

The presentation is a free, interactive, 30-minute presentation for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are concerned about children of any age and substance abuse. Representatives from the Partnership will deliver this informative, engaging and educational presentation, and participants will receive age-specific information and communication tool useful in addressing the issue with children.

“The 15 Minute Child Break is a great opportunity to reach into our communities and share this powerful message on substance abuse prevention,” said Angelo Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

The Partnership established the Child Break program after performing research that revealed children who have regular communication with parents about daily activities are 67 percent less likely to be involved in substance abuse than children who have little or no communication with parents. 

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Best known for its statewide anti-drug advertising campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is a private not-for-profit coalition of professionals from the communications, corporate and government communities whose collective mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in New Jersey through media communication. To date, more than $70 million in broadcast time and print space has been donated to the Partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey’s history. Since its inception the Partnership has garnered 166 advertising and public relations awards from national, regional and statewide media organizations.