Program targets teens, parents

Published 9:49 am Thursday, July 30, 2020

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Does is ever seem that raising caring and ethical kids is getting tougher than ever? Wouldn’t it be great if your teens left the home ready and excited about making positive contributions to society?

Free, virtual training through the Building Peace Program – Using Love and Logic will be available to Davie families beginning next week for teens (11-15) and their parents.

The program uses Love & Logic to teach parents and their teens how to strengthen the bonds between them, resulting in:

• positive character development;

• substance abuse deterrence;

• positive discipline and supervision practices; and

• crime and violence prevention.

Virtual classes will be offered four Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4-25.

Classes are conducted by Amanda Patterson, a licensed clinical mental health professional and licensed clinical addiction specialist, and the parent of four children; and Jenny Lippel, a qualified substance abuse professional and certified addiction drug specialist, and the parent of two children.

To register, email or call 704-873-7624. For more information contact

Building Peace is funded through the Davie County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.