Speaker Series

A Year Later...

​Teen Challenges – In & Out of School

Thursday, August 24th, 2017, 7pm

DHS Performing Arts Center Auditorium
310 N McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030

Then & Now...

In March of 2016, over 300 concerned Decatur parents gathered at the DHS PAC after reports of fighting, substance use, and other risky behaviors among our community youth spread. Since that time, the Decatur Parent Network (DPN) formed in response. Our mission: create a Decatur community of parents, caregivers, and friends to promote a nurturing environment that encourages teens to make safe, smart choices. We've learned a lot and made progress together.

​Dr. Dude, will speak briefly about City Schools of Decatur efforts, Terrie Moore, and Lieutenant Clark will bring us up to date about recent trends in risky behaviors, including substance use in our community.

Speaker Panel >

David Dude, PhD
City Schools of Decatur

Lori Heeman
Executive Director
Joe's Fund

Chris Clark
City of Decatur Police

Terrie Moore, CP
Certified Preventionist
Executive Director
Decatur Prevention Initiative

Decatur Parent Network Leadership

Life as a teen in Decatur...

This event will also explore some of the emotional challenges many of our youth face, and the various supports and resources available to them. Helping your child navigate the school year means you have to know what they're going through.

Lori Heeman will share her personal experience supporting her son, Joe Bodine, and the disease that tragically claimed his life in 2016. Their story is relevant for every parent of a teen, especially those kids wrestling with any kind of challenge.

This complimentary presentation is sponsored by
Decatur Parents Network, a sub-committee of the DHS Parent Teacher Student Association.