Under The Influence- Teens and Substance Abuse Workshop

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Chapelgate Student & Family Ministries are pleased to have Walt Mueller of the Center for Parent & Youth  Understanding (CPYU) for this important & timely workshop.

Abusing drugs, alcohol and tobacco has played too large a role in the teenage experience for way too long. The dangers, consequences, and moral issues related to teen substance abuse are significant and far-reaching.

What can and should parents and youth workers do to prepare their kids for life in a world that promotes and even values the abuse of drugs and alcohol?

In this two-hour seminar, CPYU President Walt Mueller will share the latest information on what drugs kids are abusing and just how widespread that use is. You will learn the reasons kids are drawn to drugs and alcohol, the results of substance abuse, and how to respond with Biblically-based preventive and redemptive strategies.

Cost: $10 per person

Check-In begins at 7PM

About our Speaker: Walt Mueller – President of CPYU (Center for Parent & Youth Understanding)

http://www.chapelgate.org/uploads/Walt-Mueller-New-300x203.jpgWalt has been working with young people and families for over 35 years. He is a recognized authority on youth culture and family issues, and has appeared on numerous media outlets internationally to discuss teenagers and their world. A regular seminar and conference speaker, he communicates effectively with adults and teenagers alike. He has written extensively on youth culture and family issues and is the author of the following books: 99 Thoughts For Parents of Teenagers (Group, 2011); The Space Between: A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Development (Zondervan, 2009); Opie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Where Faith, Family, and Culture Collide (Standard Publishing, August 2007); Youth Culture 101 (Zondervan, June 2007); I Want to Talk With my Teen About Movies, Music & More (Standard Publishing, September 2006); Engaging The Soul of Youth Culture: Bridging Teen Worldviews To Christian Truth(InterVarsity Press,  February 2006); and the critically acclaimed Gold Medallion Award winner, Understanding Today’s Youth Culture (Tyndale House, 1994). This book was updated and expanded and re-released in January 1999. He is a regular contributor to a variety of publications (both professional and popular) including Youthworker Journal and GROUP. Walt Mueller’s commentary and analysis on youth culture is heard daily on over 800 radio stations across the United States and Canada on CPYU’s daily radio program, Youth Culture Today. Walt Mueller earned his B.A. in Sociology from Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA) and his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA, Summa Cum Laude), and his doctorate in postmodern generations from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Walt and his wife Lisa live in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, have four children and three grandchildren.