Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Helping drug-endangered youths is the topic of two-day conference taking place later this month.
The gathering opens Oct. 29 with a free public education event in McPherson. A day-long program, titled "Drug Endangered Children: Bringing Disciplines Together," takes place the following day in Hutchinson.
The featured speaker will be Lori Moriarty, executive director of the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. Moriarty will provide research-based medical information on the emotional and physical harm done to children from meth-addicted families, as well as solutions.
Reno County Deputy District Attorney Thomas Stanton also will be present. Stanton serves on the Kansas Methamphetamine Advisory Council and has received awards for his work in the field.