Desert Vista hosts ‘Being in the Know’ drugs and alcohol education night

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The Being in the Know Project from Community Bridges presented by Stephanie Siete is coming to Desert Vista on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the Dr. Joe McDonald Auditorium. This is the second installment in a series presented by the Desert Vista Site Council to provide opportunities for students, staff, and parents to learn more about issues related to social and emotional health. Prior to the evening presentation, Siete will participate in a student assembly during the afternoon.

Sieta, the Director of Community Education for Community Bridges, will provide information on how to protect children and be informed regarding the dangers of drugs. Parents and community members will learn about the latest emerging drug trends, when and how to talk to your kids about drugs, and how to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse. Siete will also discuss how to safeguard your home and how to connect to local resources if more help is needed.

According to Principal Dr. Christine Barela, “We at Desert Vista feel that it is important to provide our students with a comprehensive education that goes beyond academics to include information about issues that can have an impact on a student’s quality of life. We also feel an obligation to extend those learning opportunities to our community.” 

For over 14 years, Siete has been providing drug prevention and education services focusing on targeted messages to youth, parents, teachers, and administration in school districts and colleges. She trains police departments, fire stations, corporate sites and crisis volunteers on drug trends, signs and symptoms, and drug concealment. In addition to holding two bachelor degrees in Health Education and Mass Communication from Illinois State University, she is a nationally recognized Certified Health Education Specialist.
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