HULL—The Boyden-Hull School District is partnering with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and the Sioux County Community Health Partners to host a community and areawide informational presentation on the dangers about vaping on a teen’s developing brain and body.
“What You Can’t See and What They Don’t Want You to Know: Vaping/Juuling Realities in a Teen’s Life” will be presented 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Boyden-Hull High School theater in Hull.
All parents and community members are invited to attend.
Registered nurse Teri Bos will present on the effects of vaping on the development of the body and brain of a teen, how the marketing of vaping products targets teens, how these products are designed to make the users addicted to their consumption, and the prevalence and pervasiveness of vaping in our teens.
Bos is a public health nurse at Community Health Partners and works with several different coalitions and works as a tobacco prevention specialist.
In addition to the community presentation, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was able to acquire the Iowa Narcotics Association mobile training trailer called “What You Don’t See” to be available to the public during the week of March 11.
The sheriff’s office has teamed with the Boyden-Hull and MOC-Floyd Valley school districts and will make the trailer available to all school staff as well as other area schools and community members.
The furnished trailer is designed to simulate a “typical” teenager’s bedroom and is complete with imagery and paraphernalia someone would expect to see, but not necessarily understand, from today’s younger culture.
Once inside the room, those who attend will be able to learn the meanings of signs, symbols, clothing, common hiding places and other precursors that can help otherwise unsuspecting parents.
Her are the dates and times for the trailer location.
- Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Boyden-Hull Elementary School in Boyden.
- Tuesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City.
- Wednesday, 1-7 p.m., Boyden-Hull High School in Hull.
- Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Boyden-Hull High School in Hull.
Community members are invited to come and tour the trailer during these times.