GUIDING ADOLESCENTS; LOCAL WOMAN CREATING PAMPHLET ON PROBLEMS CONFRONTING TEEN-AGERS.Byline: Erin Gebroe Daily News Staff Writer
A group of residents is creating a sort of road map to help parents of teen-agers guide kids through that awkward stage linking childhood and adulthood.
A collaboration between the Sheriff's Department and the department's Community Advisory Committee, the pamphlet pamphlet, short unbound or paper-bound book of from 64 to 96 pages. The pamphlet gained popularity as an instrument of religious or political controversy, giving the author and reader full benefit of freedom of the press. will be tailored to teens in the Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. . It will include information on teen parties, adolescent sex, substance abuse prevention and runaways, said Laurel Laurel, cities, United States
1 Town (1990 pop. 19,438), Prince Georges co., central Md., about halfway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore; patented in the late 1600s, inc. 1870. Bear, who brought the idea to the committee.
``As in any profession, we have to constantly stay up to date on the most current happenings,'' Bear said on the job of parenting. ``That's our obligation.''
The end of the pamphlet will contain a list of community resources that both parents and teens can call or visit for extra help.
Bear, an assistant principal at Alhambra High and a Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, resident, originally got the idea to create a teen-oriented pamphlet last fall at a conference she attended.
``I had to bring a zillion things, and I'm thinking, there needs to be an easier way to do this,'' she said.
Putting together information from a variety of resources, she created a single 62-page pamphlet for the Alhambra School District this fall.
As a member of the Community Advisory Committee, Bear wanted to bring the pamphlet to Santa Clarita. Both the Sheriff's Department and the advisory committee liked the idea, sheriff's Lt. Steve Dolan said.
``This would just be another way of getting the word out to the community,'' Dolan said.
Although the pamphlet is designed for parents, it could help teen-agers too, Bear said.
``If it's lying around and the kid reads it and says, `Oh, I disagree with Verb 1. disagree with - not be very easily digestible; "Spicy food disagrees with some people"
hurt - give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back" this,' '' Bear said, ``if nothing else, it opens communication.''
PHOTO (1--Color) Laurel Bear, a Sheriff's Department Community Advisory Committee member, is producing a pamphlet for teen-agers and their parents.
(2--Color) Laurel Bear holds items confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. from local high school students, including weapons and drug-related paraphernalia PARAPHERNALIA. The name given to all such things as a woman has a right to retain as her own property, after her husband's death; they consist generally of her clothing, jewels, and ornaments suitable to her condition, which she used personally during his life. .
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