The Hub, the adolescent and young adult substance use treatment program of The Guidance Center of Westchester, announces a free family night presentation on Tuesday, July 31. Featured speaker for the evening is Stephanie Marquesano, founder and president of the harris project.
"Stephanie's message about co-occurring disorders is tremendously important for parents, teens, and families," says Director of the Hub, Camille Banks-Lee, LCSW, CASAC, MsEd. "By shining light on co-occurring disorders, Stephanie helps us to better understand how and why many young people turn to self-medication through illicit substances."
Ms. Marquesano's 19-year-old son Harrison died by accidental overdose in 2013. She founded the harris project to advance prevention programming and advocate for the implementation of integrated treatment opportunities to improve the lives of teens and young adults diagnosed with co-occurring disorders (COD). COD is the combination of one or more mental health challenges and substance misuse/addiction.
The free family night begins at 6 PM on Tuesday, July 31 and takes place at The Guidance Center of Westchester, located at 256 Washington Street, Mount Vernon. Light refreshments will be served. The program is open to everyone who has an interest in learning more about substance use among adolescents and young adults.
Questions can be directed to Ms. Banks-Lee. Call 914-613-0700 x7405 or email.
See the flyer here.