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Police Educate on Drugs, Gangs and Safety

Learn about keeping your kids safe at the three upcoming workshops.

Contributed by the Watsonville Police Department

Watsonville Police and E.A. Hall Middle School Counselor JoAnn Borbolla, Parent Education Specialist Amanda Sandoval and Migrant Teacher Yolanda Melgoza have collaborated to create a parent workshop series, USA (UnidosSalimosAdelante) which began last week at E.A. Hall.

The mission of the series is to bridge the gaps between school, home and the community. Themes of the remaining workshops are safety, gangs, drugs and alcohol. 

Participants engage in hands-on training providing parents with strategies to play a more active role in their child’s life, both in and outside of school. Community resources will be provided to help promote pro-social activities for adolescents, and prevent children from becoming involved in gangs, drugs and alcohol abuse.

Anyone interested is encourage to attend, there is no fee and child care will be provided. The remaining sessions will be held on the following dates: 

01/29/13 (Community Safety) 
02/05/13 (Gangs)
02/12/13 (Drugs/Alcohol)

All or one of the free workshops can be attended by members of the community. Workshops will be presented in Spanish with English translation available.

Call the police department at 831-768-3300 for time and location information.

Allyn Zinter January 29, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Why not English with Spanish translation ??
Not Hizdesign tee hee January 29, 2013 at 06:53 PM
When in Mexico.....
Hawkins January 29, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Kudos to everybody involved for doing something positive and trying to make a difference.
HizDesign January 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Either way, 2 languages will be covered. It sounds like it will be a good thing :)
John Edwards January 30, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Oh, are you telling us that you had something to do with this?
HizDesign January 30, 2013 at 03:30 AM
John, are you asking all 3 of us or one in particular?
GreenBurgs BACK hood buddy February 02, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Figure it out Hizie, you always make promises but seldem keep them. You take credit for things that you don't do. You have burned members of my family several times and they are just fed up.
HizDesign February 03, 2013 at 01:08 AM
California: land of fruits, nuts, and flakes..........
Let's settle this once and for all, please! February 03, 2013 at 05:35 AM
A simple 'I'm sorry' would go a long way.

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