Supporting Change from the Inside
Posted by Karen Oddy on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Brandon came into our Youth Probation office with the bravado of a Soprano’s character. He had strong handsome features and he was highly athletic. He commanded a presence. Brandon was charged with trafficking cocaine and he was connected to a local gang. He was impeccably dressed and everything about him alluded to power and presence. Brandon didn’t use drugs; he just sold them, and he was working his way to becoming a true gangster. This was not a typical case. Nor was it easy even though I was an experienced Probation Officer. Read more
Drug Ed for Parents: It's About Relationships
Posted by Cindy Andrew on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
Parenting is a lot like being on a road trip. It can be fun to experience new places with our growing child, but it can also be challenging. It doesn’t help that we live in a society that emphasizes the hazards and highlights stories of youth in serious trouble. News flash – young people in BC today are doing pretty well. As parents (or those who support them), we want to do our best to help our kids thrive in today’s world. That includes helping them learn about substance use. Read more