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‘SUP Medway offers free program for parents on April 25

 “How to Use Brain Science for Parenting Modern Teens & Tweens” 
As part of its Building Bright Brains campaign, Substance Abuse Prevention Medway (or “‘SUP Medway”) will be hosting a free program entitled “How to Use Brain Science for Parenting Modern Teens & Tweens” on April 25 at 7 p.m. in person at Thayer Homestead and via livestream. 
Live Spanish translation will be available for this event, and door prizes will be raffled off at the in-person portion. 
“The ‘SUP Medway coalition is a group of community members of all ages and roles who work together to reduce the likelihood of Medway Youth getting involved in underage drinking and vaping,” said Coalition Coordinator Stephanie Simeon. “The ‘Building Bright Brains’ campaign was born out of local parents recognizing the gap that parents do not get regular education about modern drug concerns and best practices for prevention.” 
The April program will feature neurodevelopment expert and therapist Dr. Crystal Collier, who is the author of The Neurowhereabouts Guide and creator of She has spent her adult life understanding the science behind risky behavior and distilling the research into practical tips for busy parents. She has done extensive research on a list of 18 risky behaviors that include technology overuse, self-injury, drug use, vaping, and underage drinking, just to name a few.
With the latest brain development research, Collier will share ways to support healthy brain development for kids. She will share skills to prevent high risk behaviors and encourage executive function skills at each life stage.
“The more you know about your kids’, grandkids’, and students’ brain development journey, the better equipped you are to get the behavior results you are looking for…‘SUP Medway is bringing in this expert educator, therapist, and author to empower you in your parenting,” Simeon said. “Brain development continues up until 25 years old and is influenced by our environment and choices.”
This event is geared toward all caregivers (parents, grandparents, babysitters, coaches, educators, etc.) of middle or high school aged youth. In-person seats are first reserved for Medway residents then will be opened to neighboring communities as space allows.  
To register, visit or use the QR code. On the registration form, you can include questions in advance for Dr. Collier. For more information, visit Facebook @SUPMedway. 
‘SUP Medway events are funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.