We have changed our name from the NEW TRADITION COALITION to DRAW THE LINE LAWRENCE so it better fits our purpose and mission. We call on all community members to come together and DRAW THE LINE on underage drinking and drug use for a healthier and safer place to live.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


These parent meetings are helpful in two very important ways. They offer powerful information about what is happening in our child's world that we may not be aware of-(being the parent). And, they serve as a way to bring parents out of the isolation of our own families so we can connect and share ideas that will help us all raise healthy adults. Please plan to attend.

Where: Free State High School Library Classroom
When: Wednesday, January 27 - 6-7 PM
What: The Choking Game
RSVP: schiefferus@yahoo.com

Among children and teens, it's a game that consists of getting "high" by causing themselves to pass out. It goes by several different names: "choking game", "pass out game", "fainting game", "dream game", "space monkey", "American dreaming game", "tingle game" or simply "black out." Whatever name it goes by in your neighborhood, the game kills. Protect your loved ones by finding out everything you can about this deadly game. Lawrence parent Carol Wilson will join us for this extremely important discussion. In the meantime, feel free to visit www.8thdayfoundation.org for more information.

NEXT MEETING Thursday, February 25 - 6-7PM Free State High School Library

I have received many requests to discuss kids' use of technology. Facebook, MySpace,Twitter, texting, sexting, etc etc etc -- there's a lot out there for parents to stay on top of, and it can be intimidating and overwhelming. I am partnering with a Lawrence police officer to present to you the latest and greatest information, tools, and techniques to help you navigate. It may be more than we can tackle in one meeting!

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