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Tweens and Teens 101 - AMS Presentation

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Tweens & Teens 101:

What You Need to Know About Social Media & Substance Abuse

Apps You Should Know About
Marijuana
Higher potency
Boutique flavors and brand names
More accessible than ever: MMMC
Legalization issues
Drugged driving.
Risk of psychosis.
Ballot proposal
Alcohol
Still drug of choice among youth.
12 is average age of first use.
Easy access.
Low perception of risk.
Drunk driving one of the leading causes of teen death.
Vaping
Vaping is Non-Tobacco form of smoking, but many contain nicotine.
E-Cigarettes growing in popularity. Perceived as safe, but little is known about long-term effects.
Vaporized nicotine proven to damage lung tissue.
Damage to lungs, mouth cells, causing disease
“Popcorn lung” – affects breathing from flavored E-Cigarettes
30% more likely to use regular cigarettes
No requirement to report what is in them
Nicotine effects brain development
Easy to conceal.
Tri-Community Coalition & Berkley Public Safety present...
Prescription Drugs
What You Can Do
Identify Risk Factors
Build Protective Factors
Resources
What we're going to talk about...
Cyber Safety
Edibles
Heavy use of marijuana in youth can lead to a 8 point drop in IQ.
Social Media:
Use to bully/harass
Apps you should know about
Legal Ramifications
Cyber Safety
Substance Abuse Trends:
Marijuana
Alcohol
Vaping
What you can do
Bullying
Presenters:
Andrew Hadfield
, Lieutenant (BPS)
Regina Weiss
, Program Director (TCC)
www.tricommunitycoalition.org
www.achcmi.org
www.drugabuse.gov
Signs at Home:
Lack of parental supervision
Drug availability
Poverty
Lack of attachment and nurturing by parents or caregivers
A caregiver who abuses drugs
Trauma & extended exposure to intense stressors
Signs at School:
Early aggressive behavior
Poor classroom behavior or social skills
Academic failure or sudden change in performance
Association with drug-abusing peers
Low perception of risk
High levels of stress

"Early intervention with risk factors (e.g., aggressive behavior and poor self-control) often has a greater impact than later intervention by changing a child's life path...away from problems and toward positive behaviors" (Lalongo et al. 2001; Hawkins et al. 2008)
Talk to your kids.
Identify risk factors.
Help build protective factors.
If you see something, say something.
Educate yourself about trends in addiction in youth.
Talk with your kids about risky behaviors.
Self-control
Parental monitoring & parental involvement in child's life
Academic competence
Anti-drug use policies
Strong neighborhood attachment
Strong bond between children and parents
Clear limits and consistent enforcement of discipline.
Relationship with a trusted adult.
Involvement in community; feeling of belonging.
Validating experiences with peers and adults.

regina.a.weiss@gmail.com
248.837.8009
ahadfield@berkleypublicsafety.net
248.658.3392
Contact
(c) “Harassment”
means conduct directed toward a victim that includes, but is not limited to, repeated or continuing unconsented contact that would cause a reasonable individual to suffer emotional distress and that actually causes the victim to suffer emotional distress.
1 YEAR MISDEMEANOR

Brain matures from the back to the front.
Squeglia, L.M., Jacobus, J., B.A., & Tapert, S.F. (2009). The Influence of Substance Use on Adolescent Brain Development.
Clinical EEG Neuroscience, 40,
31-38.

(2003) Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief).
National Institute of Drug Abuse: The Science of Drug Abuse & Addiction.
References
Let's Break it Down...
20
Creation Of Sexually Explicit Material
20
Solicitation of Sexually Explicit Material
7
Distribution of Sexually Explicit Material
4
Possession of Sexually Explicit Material
Inconsistent labeling.
Unknown THC content of "homemade" edibles.
Slow Release.
Rise in heroine use
Highly addictive
Deadly cocktails
Easy access

Over 40% of those who begin drinking prior to the age of 15 will become alcoholics.*
Sexually Explicit Material
Possession of Sexually Explicit Material
Sending / Creating Sexually Explicit Material
Soliciting Sexually Explicit Material
Distribution of Sexually Explicit Material

*(Grant and Dawson 1997)
Cyber Bullying
: On Line teasing through any Social Media Sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc….
Making someone feel threatened, harassed, or in fear of possible assault or continued harassment.
Do not give out real information about yourself
Do not use first and last name for username / screen name
Do not post photos without parent consent
Online Friends should only be met if you actually know them
Do not click on ONLINE Ads
Make sure you discuss with parents before downloading apps

WHAT APPS CAN TRACK YOUR LOCATION AND SHARE?
Find My Friends
Google + / MAPS
GEOTAGGING?
SNAPCHAT

A Story...
A young girl (under 18) is asked to send a photo of herself either nude or partially – nude, to a potential boyfriend
(Solicitation)
. She takes the photos and sends them to him
(Creation and Distribution)
. He receives them and keeps them on his phone or computer
(Possession)
. He promised not to show anyone else, after all that’s the only reason she made the photos to send to him, right? ...


...The two date for a while, and then one of them decides to break up. The now former boyfriend (or girlfriend) either out of spite or showing off, sends the photos to his friends
(Distribution)
. The police become involved when someone makes a complaint. Often times the school, the girl or parent files the complaint because they want the circulation to stop. While the officer can prosecute, controlling where the pictures have been or will be is out of our hands.

40% of teens report being shown sexually explicit messages or photos that were originally meant to be private.
20% report having shared messages and photos with someone other than the person from whom it was originally meant.
20% of teenage girls say they have electronically posted online nude or semi-nude photos of themselves
33% of teenage boys says they have electronically posted nude or semi nude photos of themselves.

Think Before you SEND

It doesn’t matter if it was a joke
It doesn’t matter if the person agrees to have their photo taken
It doesn’t matter if they person takes a picture of themselves.

If the pictures are sexually explicit and of someone under 18 years old, it does not matter why!

Think Before you SEND
“Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper trying to educate students about the dangers of sexting” – Channel 7
STATUS OFFENSE
Curfew (1030-6am –Berkley) 16 and Under
Tobacco
Alcohol – Became Civil Infraction on 1/1/18
School Truancy
Home Incorrigibility

Consequences with Berkley Youth Bureau
Nothing – Advise / Release
Family Counseling
Juvenile Contract
Youth Assistance
Teen Court
Juvenile Court
Scared Straight Jail Tour
Children’s Village

Effects College, Employment, Social Status

INCORRIGIBILITY
The kid that does not want to play by the rules
The kid who thinks he can come/go as he pleases
The kid who abuses verbally or physically his parents
The kid who continues to get into trouble.

Paperwork Filed for Incorrigibility – Sent to CV


School Punishment – Suspension
FDA Imposed must be 18 years old
Senate Bill #37 – Currently in Senate / Special Committee Defining language

Would make it a Misdemeanor to posses or use, or to store for selling.
May be made into law this year.

CONSEQUENCES
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