Making positive choices and good decisions are important issues for middle and high school students. NotMYKid will present information on these topics at a student assembly at Maricopa Wells Middle School on April 26. That evening there will be a Parent/Guardian only presentation from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Maricopa Wells Middle School cafeteria. Topics for parents and guardians will include youth and young adult depression, self-injury and suicide. This evening session will be for parents only as there will content that is not suitable for children. The program will include an overview of effective interventions for suicidal individuals, and resources on how to create a family prevention plan. All parents and guardians are invited to this April 26 presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.
NotMYKid believes it is extremely important to work together to protect the kids in our community. Research shows that the average age a kid will first try drugs is 13. Studies indicate that people who reach 21 without engaging in destructive behaviors are likely to never do so. These are just a few reasons why this is such an important topic.
NotMYKid is a not-for-profit organization based in Scottsdale that partners with school districts to share the message of positive choices and good decision making with middle and high school students. Initially, the organization’s sole focus was substance abuse, but additional issues were identified by schools and other audiences. The organization has since evolved its messaging to include the following youth behaviors: substance abuse, bullying, unhealthy relationships, eating disorders, depression/self-injury, and internet safety.