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Governor Jon M. Huntsman and First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman to Host Power in Parents Conference


  • Governor Jon Huntsman,
  • First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman, and
  • J. David Hawkins, Ph.D, Communities That Care and Guiding Good Choices
  • Brad Barham, DrugTALK
  • Nicole Hawkins, Ph.D., Center for Change
  • Leigh VandenAkker, M.Ed., Techniques for Tough Times
  • Sherri Wittwer, NAMI Utah

WHAT: Governor Jon Huntsman and First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman will host the Second Annual Power in Parents Conference. This event will address several teen issues and will provide parents with simple tools to assist them in raising healthy teens. Experts from various fields will discuss signs of unhealthy behavior and provide solutions to support their teens.

Parents are invited to bring their youth. Prevention Dimension workshops will be held for elementary school students; childcare will be provided for children ages two through four; and teens may accompany their parents to the conference.

Experts will be available immediately following the event to answer questions and offer additional resources to those interested.

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2006, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City

WHY: To educate parents and offer resources to enable parents to be a support to their teen.

"After recent Utah tragedies involving teens, many parents have wondered what they can do help their children make good decisions. At the Power in Parents Conference, we will provide attendees with information that will promote finding the success in their youth. Through the Power in Parents Conference, we hope to unite the community in strengthening our families," Mrs. Huntsman said.

NOTE: Mrs. Huntsman is available for interviews today or tomorrow before the event.

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