Photo courtesy of Jan Corbett.
Jan Corbett speaks at a previous Parent Summit in Alabaster.
The Shelby County Drug Free Coalition will sponsor a parent summit on substance abuse for Chelsea schools Sept.12 at 6 p.m. at the Chelsea High School Auditorium.
Before the summit begins, attendees can browse informational tables, ask questions and take home information from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
“An event like this is important,” said coalition coordinator Jan Corbett. “We really need to educate and inform parents on what is going on out here in the community, what kids are doing, and how parents can get out there and help.”
The evening’s featured speakers include Clay Hammac, commander of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, who will speak about the drug culture in Shelby County; Alan Miller, chief deputy district attorney, who will speak about Shelby County United for Safe Communities; and Lonnie Layton from Bradford Health Services, who will speak about how parenting ties into being substance free.
“We will offer parenting tips to prevent kids from getting mixed up with substance abuse and addiction,” Corbett said.
The parent summit is a partnership with Compact 2020, Chelsea High School, Bradford Health Services, the Shelby County School System, the Shelby County District Attorney, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition and the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force.