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First Workshop: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET

Parenting can be challenging. One of the scariest components is the constant emergence of new substances, which can seem more dangerous the less information you have. That’s why one of your best tools is knowledge.

PFLAG NYC will be hosting a workshop series to answer questions parents might have about drugs in their communities, such as:

  • What are the popular street drugs
  • How can parents/caregivers/partners provide support to their loved ones who are using/appear to be abusing drugs
  • What are the signs to look for
  • What is the difference between use and abuse
  • Common drugs and their effects
  • The intersection of mental illness and drug usage/abuse
  • Safety measures and counseling resources for your child

The first workshop in the series will be an informative virtual meeting and Q&A led by Peter Karys on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET.

The workshop will take place through Zoom and is free to attend. Please register through the registration button below, and note that there will not be a replay link provided, so registrants must attend live.

If you have any questions or cannot register via the form, please contact info@pflagnyc.org.

More about Peter Karys

Peter Karys, LCSW, CPP, CASAC, is a clinical social worker who’s worked in the field for the past 13 years and currently serves as Director of Youth Counseling & Support at The LGBT Community Center in New York City. Peter oversees The Center’s continuum of youth substance use support services encompassing The Center’s prevention, recovery, and clubhouse programs while also serving as the co-director of Center Youth’s drop-in programming and services. Peter previously supervised a team of therapists at the New York Foundling working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system utilizing evidence-based family interventions. Peter holds a Master of Social Work degree from New York University and a Master of Psychology degree from Wesleyan University.