Awareness program for parents planned Thursday, April 6, at Winfield High School

An awareness program for parents is planned at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Winfield High School. (Photo: Karolina Grabowska)

A free awareness program for parents at Winfield High School will feature an interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom that will contain items that may indicate dangerous or risky behaviors.

Program presenters for the event, scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, include representatives from the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit, the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice, according to a flier about the program. Presenters will include police officers and civilian employees with several years of experience working with adolescents.

Topics that will be addressed include substance abuse, violence, self-harm, sexting, eating disorders and juvenile crime.

Organizers said the event is for adults only and no young people will be allowed to attend.

Attendees will have about 30 minutes to “snoop and search” the display. A PowerPoint presentation will follow.

For more information, contact Christy Foy, a chemistry and forensic science teacher at Winfield High School, at

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