In the district’s commitment to provide parents
and families with education and information on alcohol and drug trends, Irving
ISD held the inaugural “Families Uniting for Success: Alcohol and Drug
Awareness Summit 2016” on October 27 at Irving High School.
More than 200 parents/guardians and students attended the event, which included an agency fair with more than 30 resources and sessions. Topics ranged from how to have age-appropriate awareness conversations with elementary-age students to knowing drug trends in the DFW area and the unsuspecting places drugs can be hidden. The event concluded with an expert panel answering questions submitted by attendees throughout the night.
Panelists were David Butler of Texas Behavioral Health; Adam Philyaw of Drug Prevention Resources; Grant Williams of Irving Police Department; Kim-Cuong Than of Mosaic Family Services; and Monica Ochoa of Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.
Photos from the event can be found on the district’s Photo Gallery.