Social Welfare organizes free workshops on prevention of drug use and other addictions in adolescents

Social Welfare organizes free workshops on prevention of drug use and other addictions in adolescents

The Department of Social Welfare of the City of Rincón de la Victoria has reported the holding of a series of free workshops aimed at families on drug addiction prevention, addictions and other topics of interest, which will take place during the months of March, April and May, as the mayor of the area and second deputy mayor, Elena Aguilar (Cs) has advanced.

These workshops, framed in the Community Prevention Program 'Cities against Drugs', are intended to "provide the necessary tools and skills to fathers and mothers to act as factors for the protection of young people from the problems arising from drug dependence", says the councilwoman, who has announced that "the deadline for registration to the workshops is open until February 24".

Also, Aguilar stressed that ?with these workshops we intend to promote healthy habits in the population of Rincon de la Victoria in the prevention of the consumption of toxic substances, focusing on our youth as the most vulnerable groups, as well as on families through advice and information on this problem ».

Family workshops on prevention of drug use and other addictions will be held during the months of March and April in five sessions of two hours, spread over four weeks and at different times. These activities will deal with the use of drugs and other addictions and their relationship with families and adolescents, focusing on issues such as cannabis, tobacco and alcohol or Internet addiction, mobiles, video games, among others.

In addition, the area has organized specific workshops on other topics of interest that will be held in the months of April and May in four sessions of two hours, where they will try to give concrete solutions to the different situations that fathers and mothers experience day by day with his sons and daughters in relation to aspects such as self-esteem, educational styles, limits and norms, social and communicative skills and conflict resolution.

"When the definitive groups are established, we will contact the people registered to communicate the dates and official hours," the mayor said. The workshops will be held in the Social Welfare Area of ??the City of Rincón de la Victoria located on Avenida del Mediterráneo nº 31. Registration can be done in person in the municipal area, by telephone at 952 91 82 92 or through of the email, sending the registration form available for download on the website of the municipal area before February 24.

The Community Prevention Program 'Cities against Drugs' began on December 1, 2019 and will run until July 1 of this year, consists of the development of actions aimed at the entire community, with a greater impact on the sectors younger and in those groups of greater social risk. The activities focus on the promotion and technical support of institutional programs for healthy living habits, family workshops, adaptation and implementation of the prevention program in the field of families, specific family workshops, information and counseling service, and a campaign informative and awareness.

The action involves a total investment of 31,049, 36 euros co-financed by granting a subsidy by the Ministry of Equality and Social Policies of the Junta de Andalucía to the Consistory for 11,049.36 euros.

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