Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education (IEEPE) Hosts Twitter Chat on “Child Trauma, Under-Age Alcohol and Substance Use, and Student Outcomes"

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Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education (IEEPE) Hosts Twitter Chat on “Child Trauma, Under-Age Alcohol and Substance Use, and Student Outcomes"

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Join @IEEPE & @DiscussAlcohol for Twitter Chat "Under-Age Alcohol Abuse and Student Outcomes" using #DiscussYASU http://bit.ly/2nah8Tm

Summary

The Health Alliance on Alcohol is a national public initiative developed in partnership with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, White Plains Hospital, and HEINEKEN USA to prevent underage drinking. Since 2005, the Health Alliance on Alcohol has provided parents, mentors and community leaders impactful tools on how to engage teens in honest, fact-based conversations on underage alcohol use and its effects.

The Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education (IEEPE) and the Health Alliance on Alcohol invite you to join them for a Twitter Chat on the connection between child trauma, under-age drinking and marijuana use, and Washington, D.C. student outcomes.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:15am

CAMPAIGN: Health Alliance on Alcohol

CONTENT: Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education (IEEPE), in partnership with the Health Alliance on Alcohol, invites you to join them for a Twitter Chat on the connection between child trauma, under-age drinking and marijuana use, and Washington, D.C. student outcomes.

Type: Live Discussion on Twitter

Topic: Child Trauma, Under-Age Alcohol and Substance Use, and Washington, D.C. Student Outcomes

Hashtag: #DiscussYASU

Host: LaFonda Willis, Founder & President at Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education (IEEPE)

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Steps for engaging in the Twitter Chat:

Step 1: Log-in to Twitter or www.twubs.com

Step 2: Follow the hashtag #DiscussYASU

  • Twubs.com is a hashtag platform that allows you to follow hashtags and Join Twitter Chats. You can view, follow, and post messages to the conversation on Twubs.com by typing in the hashtag #DiscussYASU
     
  • Twubs will automatically add the hashtag #DiscussYASU after each post. If using Twitter, please be sure to add the hashtag #DiscussYASU after each tweet.

Featured participants include:

  • David Grosso, Chair of the Committee on Education of the Council of the District of Columbia
  • Marie Morilus-Black, Deputy Director of Office of Well Being, District of Columbia Department of Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)
  • LaFonda Willis, Founder & President at IEEPE

LaFonda Willis, Founder and Executive Director of Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education (IEEPE), who is a former Juvenile Justice Practitioner and Educator and Dean of Student for DC Public Schools, says: “Child trauma leads to poor student outcomes. It impedes concentration, presents significant barriers to learning, erodes self-confidence, arouses mis-directed anger, and prompts outbursts in class. Child trauma must be addressed if we want our children, especially children of color residing in low-income communities, to succeed in school and in life. Having discussions about the connection between child trauma, youth alcohol and substance abuse, and academic failure and truancy, is a critical step in the process for effectively addressing the trauma our children are experiencing. IEEPE thanks the Health Alliance on Alcohol for their partnership and thanks Councilmember Grosso and Marie-Morilus Black, Deputy Director for Child Wellness at DC Child and Family Services, for co-hosting this very important social media conversation, which takes place on April 5th at 1pm.”

About the Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education
IEEPE is a 501(c)3, non-profit, social justice organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth avoid incarceration, achieve self-sufficiency, and reach their full potential.

About the Health Alliance on Alcohol
The Health Alliance on Alcohol is a national public initiative developed in partnership with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, White Plains Hospital, and HEINEKEN USA to prevent underage drinking. Since 2005, the Health Alliance on Alcohol has provided parents, mentors and community leaders impactful tools on how to engage teens in honest, fact-based conversations on underage alcohol use and its effects.

Contact:
LaFonda Willis
lwillis@ie2pe.org  

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CAMPAIGN: Health Alliance on Alcohol

CONTENT: Press Release