Cobb & Douglas Public Health, in partnership with the Live Healthy Douglas Coalition and other community partners, is proud to host the 14th annual Power in Truth conference on October 21, 2014 for the prevention of youth substance abuse.  The conference is held in Douglasville each year, and is designed to empower Douglas County middle and high school students to resist underage drinking, tobacco use and all other substance abuse. 

“Prevention is the primary focus, particularly for the youth audience, with emphasis on empowering youth to resist media manipulation and peer pressure,” commented Cathy Wendholt-McDade, District Healthy Behaviors Director with Cobb & Douglas Public Health.

The conference will be held at the First Baptist Church of Douglasville from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is a Douglas County School approved field trip.  The cost of the conference is free, but does require registration. Parents, educators, public officials and the community-at-large are invited to attend and support student decisions to avoid substance abuse. Wesley Bender, Director of Teen and International Initiatives at Metro Atlanta YMCA will be addressing the community as the keynote speaker.

WHAT: Power in Truth Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

WHERE:
First Baptist Church of Douglasville
5900 Prestley Mill Road
Douglasville, GA 30135

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

WHO: Conference is open to the public with an emphasis on youth involvement

 COST: Free, but requires registration

 For more information or to register for the conference, contact Sonja Motes, (770) 319-4703, Ext. 2124 or [email protected].