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Teen issues addressed at special forum

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YWCA Parent Awareness and Students Against Destructive Decisions are hosting a film and panel discussion, "Students Tell All: What Parents Really Need to Know" Wednesday, April 2, at the Darien Town Hall auditorium. From left, SADD members Colleen Heaney, Haley Close, Sloane Clarke and Caroline Feehan with Fire Marshal Bob Buch at "Kick Butts Day" at Middlesex Middle School, one of the many national events in which the Darien chapter of SADD participates.

YWCA Parent Awareness and Students Against Destructive Decisions will host "Students Tell All: What Parents Really Need to Know," a film screening and panel discussion for parents of middle and high school students, Wednesday, April 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Darien Town Hall auditorium, 2 Renshaw Road.

A brief film, written and produced by members of SADD and designed to bring awareness to parents of the challenges confronting high school students today, will be shown. In the film, students address eating disorders, distracted driving, stress and the pressure to succeed, communication between parents and teens, and reveal what teens face on a regular basis.

Following the viewing, law enforcement officers, educators and mental health experts will answer questions and provide parents with tools on how to address these emotionally charged issues. Panelists include Beth DiIorio, Darien police officer; T. Court Isaac, Darien traffic/motorcycle officer; Barbara Greenberg, teen adolescent consultant at Silver Hill Hospital; Matt Pavia, of Darien High School; and Candace Brindley, certified family relationship coach.

For information, visit ywcadariennorwalk.org.

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