Leonardtown, MD – Mr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce that St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), the Collective Education Association of St. Mary’s County (CEASMC), the Education Association of St. Mary’s County (EASMC), and the St. Mary’s County Association of Supervisors and Administrators (SMASA), will co-sponsor a Drug Misuse Awareness and Prevention Seminar for all SMCPS employees.  The seminar will be presented by SMCPS, Walden Behavioral Health of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.  The seminar is scheduled to take place on March 10, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center (JAFCTC) located at 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Participants will be provided information on trends impacting drug misuse, mental health and behavioral factors impacting drug addiction, and community resources to help with drug misuse and addiction.

Funding for the seminar is provided through a grant provided by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County.  The seminars are supported by community partners to include the St. Mary’s County Health Department, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services, Walden Behavioral Health of Southern Maryland, and the Behavioral Health Action Team of the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership.

“The seminar is part of our continuing focus on the importance of prevention of drug misuse and other high risk behaviors impacting our students, families and community” – Mr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools. 

For more information on the seminars please contact the Department of Safety and Security at 301-475-5511, extension 32235.