CASAC Partners With YWCA To Discuss Digital Age

The Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council has partnered with the YWCA to offer a free educational session for community members on current information regarding the digital age.

The session is entitled “Teen Relationships in the Digital Age” and will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday at Lakewood Baptist Church, 150 Erie St., Lakewood. The presenter is Lisa McLaughlin, a community educator the YWCA Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.

The workshop will begin by defining the digital age and where teens are digitally. Data collected from the recent relationships survey taken of Chautauqua County youth will be reviewed. Explored will be how different relationships are, based upon the pre-digital age and during the digital age and how to teach healthy and unhealthy relationships skills to digitally active teens. Several educational resources will be offered and introduced including games and activities. Parents, teachers and those working with youth can benefit from attending.

CASAC training offerings are suitable for community members that are aspiring to learn more about addictions and other related topics to improve their lives and the lives of others. The course work is also recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board through reciprocity.

The workshop is offered at no charge. Pre-registration is required by calling Kathleen Colby, director of training services, at 664-3608, emailing or visiting