6/14/19: The Carteret County Empowering Youth & Families Program set up at the Cape Carteret Community Market to educate the community on opioid misuse and how it impacts families. We shared information on the opioid epidemic and what it looks like specifically in Carteret County. There were medication disposal resources as well as handouts for adults on how to stay in touch with current trends in youth.
We showed off the program website, four medication lock boxes were given away, and we had an activity table for making stress balls. Medication disposal information and county specific facts were very well received.
One of our Spring 2019 families even came out to catch up with everyone and be our ‘program advocates’ for the event!