NEWPORT CITY - Sharing his real life experiences is one of the ways Michael Nerney, a training consultant for chemical dependency and related issues from Long Lake, NY, encourages parents to talk to their children about making positive choices.
Nerney, through his organization Michael Nerney and Associates, provides training for professionals, parents, and community members. He also works with middle school and high school students throughout the country.
Nerney was one of a dozen or so speakers who addressed Orleans County residents during a forum at the Gateway Center Tuesday. HealthyWorks for Orleans-Northern Essex sponsored the event titled -Thinking About Drinking: Teens and Community II.â€ť Earlier in the day Nerney spoke to eighth graders at North Country Union Junior High School.
At Tuesday eveningâ€™s forum, Nerney talked about the development of a teenagerâ€™s brain and the difference in the brain between male and female.
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