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Battle Ground Public Schools event aimed at vaping prevention

By , Columbian staff writer

Battle Ground Public Schools will host “Vape 101: What every parent should know” — an interactive event for parents and students to provide information and awareness about youth vaping and substance abuse — at 5:30 p.m. on June 7 at Chief Umtuch Middle School.

In partnership with the Prevent Together Coalition and Chief Umtuch Middle School’s Dedicated Remarkable Enlightened Adolescents Making a Difference (DREAM) Team, the event will feature presentations and exhibits geared to inform parents on the signs to look for when they might be concerned their child has adopted a vaping habit or addiction.

Parents are invited to walk through a mock adolescent bedroom to try and spot the signs of vaping and other substance use. Students will be able to hear from members of the DREAM Team to learn more about prevention from their peers.

Food and drink will be provided by Amerigroup, Washington and child care will be provided on-site for primary students and potty-trained toddlers.

Chief Umtuch Middle School is at 700 N.W. Ninth St. in Battle Ground.

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