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TVUSD To Host Forum On Drug Abuse Among Schoolchildren

The Oct. 10 forum at Temecula Valley High School's Performing Arts Center is titled “Why Our Kids Are Getting Sicker-Quicker."

Dr. Bill Beachem/Courtesy photo
Dr. Bill Beachem/Courtesy photo
The community is invited to a forum hosted by the Temecula Valley Unified School District that focuses on substance abuse by school-age children, it was announced today.

The Oct. 10 forum at Temecula Valley High School's Performing Arts Center is titled “Why Our Kids Are Getting Sicker-Quicker," and will be led by Dr. Bill Beacham, executive director of the Center for Drug Free Communities.

The event begins at 7 p.m., is free to attend, and open to everyone. 

According to an announcement from the TVUSD, "Dr. Beacham is the former director of training/clinical services for CareUnit Hospitals where he trained addiction specialists, educators, parents, law enforcement, and mental health workers in substance abuse prevention and intervention. He specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults with chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders. He was a psychologist, teacher and coach in the public schools for 13 years and worked with the National Institute of Mental Health for four years in the area of race relations."

Dr. Beacham is also the co-author of the book, What Did You Learn in School Today? and has contributed to several other books including, the Major League Baseball Player Association’s, It’s OK to Say No to Drugs and It’s OK to Say No to Drugs: A Parent Child Manual for the Protection of Children, the announcement stated.

He has also been the keynote speaker at many local, state, and national conventions including the International Drug and Alcohol Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Conference, and the National DARE Officers Association conference, the announcement continued.

This is the first in a series of four community education forums to be hosted by the Temecula Valley Unified School District this year. The forums will focus on issues currently impacting our youth in an effort to provide parents with information to keep students healthy and safe. 

For information about Dr. Beachem, visit: http://www.drbeacham.com/

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