Trauma Burn Center offers free ‘Straight Talk’ program for youth and families

October 10, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Do you know a child or have treated youth who played with, experimented with, or misused fire in some way (e.g., lighters, matches, fireworks, bottle bombs, Works bombs, accelerants, aerosol sprays, etc.)?

Or a youth who has observed others playing with fire and is at risk for peer-pressure experimentation?

Research shows that without specialized educational intervention, these risky behaviors are very likely to continue.

The Trauma Burn Center at Michigan Medicine is offering the nationally acclaimed “Straight Talk” program for free. Straight Talk is a one-day, supportive, non-punitive educational program for youth and their families that promotes good decision-making to keep families and communities safe.

Registration is required. Please call 734-232-3814 or email Kristy Brown at kribro@med.umich.edu to book your spot for the free Straight Talk program offered on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The next class is Dec. 11.

Not sure what Straight Talk is about?  Or think it’s a “scared straight” program … think again!  Learn more with a quick-read of the program FAQs.

Additional information and the program brochure can also be found by clicking here.

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