CAHS joined forces on Oct. 3 with I CARE and other area support agencies for the I CARE Prevention Day event at Scotlandville High School.
More than 500 teens and faculty members participated in the five-hour event that focused on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention.
Event sponsors included the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, and Baton Rouge Community College.
CAHS treated teens to interactive activities and giveaways while providing information about teen suicide prevention and the harmful effects of vaping and bullying.
“I don’t vape but some of my friends do, and I’m going to make sure they read this pamphlet” said one teen who attended the event.
A faculty member also was quoted, saying, “I will definitely make more parents aware of the services offered for children and families by Capital Area Human Services.”
Special thanks to the following CAHS professionals for their assistance with the event: Executive Director Jan Laughinghouse, PhD, LCSW-BACS, LAC, CCS; Prevention and Wellness Director Latraiel Courtney, MHA; and Program Monitor Supervisor Bridget Lewis, MS-LPP.