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					Welcome and thank you for joining us for this important evening.                                         Table 7 Greg Savel M.D. MEDICAL IMPLICATIONS OF DRUG & ALCOHOL
                                                                                                         ABUSE
Alcohol is the most often used substance among middle and high school students according to              Dr. Savel has been in practice for 20 years including the last three years where he
“Monitoring the Future”, a national substance use survey annually administered by the University         expanded his practice into the Oldsmar area. Dr. Savel speaks regularly to expectant
of Michigan. According to the 2006 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, 56 percent of students          mothers and members of the media; he focuses his message on helping parents raise
surveyed used alcohol on at least one occasion in their lifetime. Early alcohol use is also associated   healthy kids. Dr. Savel also participates in the Pinellas County Schools Great American
with academic failure, school dropout, and an increased risk of alcohol abuse at later ages. The         Teach In.
World Health Organization reports that 1.8 million people die each year due to alcohol.
                                                                                                         Table 8 Mariana Leslie AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SWAT STUDENTS
Table 1 Mike Hargrave ENERGY DRINKS, What goes up. . . . .                                               WORKING AGAINST TOBACCO
Mr. Hargrave is a Prevention Specialist with the Pinellas County Schools Safe and Drug
Free Schools’ Office. Mr. Hargrave is the author of “Bee Wize” a prevention program for                  Table 9 Shelby Hanna STUDENTS TEACH STUDENTS CIGARETTES ARE
elementary students and has 20 years experience in the field of drug prevention.                         WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Table 2 Kimberly Jowell TEENS & IMPAIRED DRIVING                                                         Table 10 Deb Krogh PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, Who’s in YOUR medicine cabinet?
Ms. Jowell is the Executive Director for Suncoast Safety Council. Suncoast Safety Council                Ms. Krogh is a Prevention Specialist with the Pinellas County Schools Safe and Drug
serves as a resource for safety programs and education to reduce avoidable deaths and                    Free Schools’ Office. She will discuss the enormous increase in the use and abuse of
injuries and is the sole provider of the Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicles                     prescription drugs by teenagers. Debbie will share information on the three steps you
DUI Program for Pinellas County seeing approximately 4,000 offenders per year.                           and other family members can take to ensure that your medications are not accessible
                                                                                                         to your children, and she will discuss how to dispel the myths about prescription drugs
Table 3 Kelly Carter COMMON GRIEF REACTIONS IN ADOLESCENCE                                               versus “street“ drugs.
Ms. Carter is a Counselor with The Hospice Child and Family Support Program.


“Be the Difference” is a program for parents and teens. Renee Napier parent of Meagan
                                                                                                         Table 11 Officer John Cavaliere School Resource Officer
Table 4 Renee Napier BE THE DIFFERENCE                                                                   Officer Cavaliere is the School Recourse Officer at Countryside High School. Officer
                                                                                                         Cavaliere is a nineteen year veteran with the Clearwater Police Department; he will be
Napier, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver, shares her story and inspires us to                 available for questions related to police and school issues.
“be the difference”.
                                                                                                         Table 12 Shaeera Tariq Internet Safety Club, Palm Harbor University High
Table 5 Gayle Morris, Ed.S. MESSAGES PARENTS & STUDENTS NEED TO HEAR                                     School
Ms. Morris is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She has worked in the Pinellas                 This club works to keep kids safe on the internet by presenting internet safety rules in a
County School District since 1981. Her major focus is working with adolescents, school                   kid friendly way. This student lead club can help us all safeguard the online experiences
staff, and parents in areas of prevention and practical intervention.                                    of youth.
            Thomas Buonomo, LMHC, CAP
Mr. Buonomo is a Florida Licensed Psychotherapist and a Board Certified Addiction                        Table 13    LIVE FREE! Club, East Lake High School
Specialist. He is also Internationally Board Certified in Addictions. He has been in the
Mental Health and Addictions fields since 1982 and has provided service in every
addictions treatment modality. He currently operates a private practice specializing in                  Table 14 Polk County PRIDE TEAM
the treatment of adolescents and families.                                                               The team reaches out to their peers, younger students, and the community through
                                                                                                         the vehicles of public speaking, drama, dance, and song combined with an effective and
Table 6 Jerry Theophilopous, Esq. ALCOHOL, DRUGS, YOUR DRIVERS                                           strong drug-free message.
LICENSE & YOUR LIFE
Jerry Theophilopoulos graduated Cum Laude from the University Of Miami School Of
Law. He is a member of the Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America, National Assoc. of Criminal               For more information please contact the Pinellas
Defense Lawyers, FL Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Assoc.                   County Schools, Safe and Drug Free Schools’ Office
and the FL Justice Assoc. In 1999, he was awarded the Trial Attorney of the Year Award.                  at 727-588-6130
                                                                                                               Drugs and Alcohol




                                                                                                                 Open House format with multiple speakers
                                                                                                                        starting every 20 minutes


                                                                                                                 Countryside High School
                                                                                                                              3000 SR 580
This evening is a collaborative effort brought to you by; Countryside High School, Countryside
High School PTSA, CHS Family & Community Relations, LIVE FREE!, StAR (Student Alcohol
                                                                                                                              Clearwater FL
Reduction Grant), and Pinellas County Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools Office.
                                                                                                                       Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Funding provided by the Federal Grant to Reduce Alcohol Abuse. The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida,             7:00pm – 9:00pm
prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national
Origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability in any of its programs, services or activities.

				
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