The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, Friends of Youth, and the Duvall Police Department presented the Hidden in Plain Sight display. More than 50 community members attended to learn more about spotting signs of at-risk behaviors using an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom.
After walking through the display, participants heard from officers about local drug trends. The officers encouraged parents to remember that they have every right to monitor their children’s phones, backpacks, etc. This was followed by a presentation from Jerry Blackburn (Friends of Youth) who spoke about protective factors that help prevent substance use among teens.
This exhibit educated and empowered parents to communicate with their children about at-risk
behavior that could lead to substance use disorders. A strong parent-teen relationship is the
most effective tool to prevent youth substance use.
Additional partners for this event included the Riverview School District, Riverview PTSA Council, Evergreen Health, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Duvall Fire, Changes Parent Support Network, and the cities of Duvall and Carnation.