On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Patterson Mill PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) hosted Stephen Wallace for a SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Family Focus Speaker Series presentation in the Patterson Mill Middle High School Auditorium. Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, more than 600 students and parents attended the informative evening forum to learn about the “reality gap” that often divides parents and teens and hear practical advice to help them improve family communication and strengthen their relationships. The interactive and participative, assembly included questions from the audience.
Family Focus, part of the SADD Family Focus Speaker Series presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, SADD’s National Insurance Partner, features nationally-recognized Stephen Wallace, SADD Chairman and CEO, college professor, camp director, former school psychologist, and author of Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs and Sex – What Parents Don’t Know and Teens Aren’t Telling.
Mixing stories and humor with audience participation and groundbreaking research, Wallace sheds new light on the most difficult issues facing teens today: underage drinking, other substance abuse, and risky and impaired driving, as well as
the many positive choices and contributions teens make to their families, schools and communities every day.
Stephen signed copies of his book at the conclusion of the event.