December 2, 10am–4:30pmWhere
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH
Ohio Farm Bureau, OSU Extension, Ohio FFA, and Prevention Action Alliance, with support from Nationwide, are partners on a forum to bring awareness of substance abuse to 4-H and FFA students, their parents and group leaders.
Farm Bureau is the lead sponsor for Hope for Ohio: A Teen Forum on the Opioid Crisis taking place Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43221.
The teen opioid forum will include:
A presentation from Tyler’s Light, a nonprofit that provides information and resources to help people choose a drug-free life.
A town hall-style discussion on the opioid epidemic with Jennifer Lloyd, director of drug abuse outreach initiatives with the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, and Scott Duff, an agent with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
A breakout session led by David Kohout of Talk is Cheap Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on building character, establishing confidence and instilling hope, on how to be active in the community around opioid abuse prevention.
The pHARMING Effects: How abuse of prescription drugs affects youths and how to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse. The talk will include the difference between prescription drug use and abuse, key harmful effects of prescription drug abuse, and strategies to prevent prescription drug abuse.
The forum will also have a session designed for adults:
Prevention Action Alliance — Why Scare Tactics Don’t Work: A look at why scare tactics are ineffective and potentially harmful.