SHELDON—The Sheldon School District is partnering with the Sheldon Police Department and 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.
All parents and community members are invited to the presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Sheldon High School auditorium.
The title of the presentation is “What You Can’t See and What They Don’t Want You to Know: Vaping/Juuling Realities in a Teen’s Life.”
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 teens.
Bos is a public health nurse at Community Health Partners who works with several coalitions and works as a tobacco prevention specialist.
Several presentations earlier that day for students in grades 5-12.
In addition to the community presentation, the Sheldon Police Department was able to acquire the Iowa Narcotics Association mobile training trailer called “What You Don’t See” to be available to the public 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 17-18, in front of Sheldon High School.
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.
This trailer can be an eye-opening experience for those who walk through its doors.