Speaker Series

Substance Abuse 101

And How to Talk to Kids About It

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, 7pm

DHS Performing Arts Center
310 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030

Speaker Panel >

Terrie Moore, CP
Certified Preventionist
Executive Director
Decatur Prevention Initiative
Decatur Parent Network Leadership

Prevention professionals, Terrie Moore and Jessica Andrews-Wilson, will share information about substances commonly used by teens in Decatur and beyond, how young people obtain them and the signs and symptoms of drug use that parents need to be aware of. They will share will also discuss strategies for talking with your kids about the risks of drinking and drug use and the importance of making smart choices regarding these substances.

Terrie has provided prevention services and professional training in prevention services for 33 years. She was the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist for Dekalb County Mental Health Services. Terrie has worked the last 28 years as a community-based Prevention Specialist.

Terrie's primary focus is to provide prevention services for children and families affected by substance abuse. Her training offerings for other prevention professionals are highly acclaimed for breadth of experience and common-sense approach to very difficult issues.

She was recognized in 2011 as a Pioneer in Prevention by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health.

Jessica Andrews-Wilson
Prevention Specialist
Executive Director

Jessica is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist through the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia. She serves on the PCCG Board of Directors and regularly trains others in the Core Courses required by PCCG.

In 2012, Jessica received the Ray Avant Excellence in Prevention Award from the Georgia Office of Prevention Services and Programs for her contributions to the field.

​Jessica earned her Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2014.


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