Kent ISD Teen Safe and Drug Free Schools Health

Prevent Teen Substance Abuse and Unsafe Driving

Did you know?

In 2013, 41% of Kent County high school students reported that they have consumed alcohol and 28% reported trying marijuana (2013 MiPHY Survey).

And, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in American teens.  In 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes (

Teen alcohol and drug use and teen driving are serious issues that can have lifelong or life ending effects. The good news is that both are preventable!

On November 18th, join Ken Krygel, a drug recognition expert from Macomb Community College’s Criminal Justice Training Center, and Yvonne Prowant, Director of Trauma Services at MetroHealth Hospital.  They will be presenting on the current trends in drugs and a “Train the Trainer” for Impact Teen Driving. This training will include a 10 Step Guide to safe driving.  Participants will learn about reckless and distracted driving research and statistics, Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws, the “What do You Consider Lethal?” campaign, and how to effectively communicate the essentials of safe driving to teens, parents, and members of their communities.

Would you like to learn more about these topics and the effects they are having on our youth? The Kent Intermediate School District, along with Metropolitan Hospital, will be co-sponsoring Teen Trends with Drugs and Impact Teen Driving” on November 18, 2015 located in the Conference Center at Metropolitan Hospital, 2225 Main St. SW in Wyoming, MI.

If you are a school administrator, coach, health teachers, or community agency staff who engage in substance abuse prevention programming, this will be a great training to help provide you with useful information and strategies while working with young students.

As our society changes, it is important to know what our teens are dealing with on a day to day basis.

CLICK HERE to reserve your seat for Teen Trends with Drugs and Impact Teen Driving!

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