5/25/21: In Session 2 of Powerful Communities, the youth constructed their own personal brains with Play Dough. Youth learned how opioid use affects the three different parts of the brain. While constructing her personal brain, one child said, “I didn’t know the human brain had so many parts. Drugs can be bad for our brains.”
Caregivers also learned how addiction affects the brain. Caregivers watched two videos on how addiction can quickly destroy a person’s life. The caregivers discussed with facilitators how they try to keep their youth safe from harmful prescription medication and talked about their experiences with medicine misuse in the past as children.