Upcoming Events

Upcoming FOCUS Parent Network Event:

What Parents Need to Know About

Teen Substance Use and Abuse

When: Tuesday, November 14, 7:00-8:30pm

Where: CF Patton Middle School Auditorium

What substances are adolescents really using these days, and how will they affect their developing brains? How can parents effectively talk with their kids about this challenging topic? What initiatives are in place in UCF School District to help our children make healthy decisions about alcohol and drugs?

Please join us to discuss these questions and much more at our next FOCUS Parent Network meeting on Tuesday, November 14. This event will feature a panel of experts to answer your questions and open lines of communication between parents and school representatives on this critical issue in our community.

Panelists for the interactive Q&A include: Dr. John Sanville, the district social workers, and keynote speaker, Michael Blanche. Mr. Blanche has worked in all levels of care in the treatment of addiction and mental health and is a leading expert in the field of prevention, specializing in middle school and high school prevention talks.

For more information, contact us at focus@ucfsd.net. This Parent Network event is free, but please RSVP at https://ucfsubstanceabuse.eventbrite.com so we can better prepare. Thank you!


CHILDLINE (to report suspected child abuse): 800-932-0313

SUICIDE: 800-273-8255 ALCOHOL: 866-569-7077

DRUGS: 800-662-4357