(Murfreesboro, TN) – Prevention Coalition for Success announces the Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug Task Force’s Stashed Away Trailer will be at the Murfreesboro Police Department on November 17, 2021 from 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Who: Prevention Coalition for Success
What: The Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug Task Force’s Stashed Away Trailer
When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Murfreesboro Police Department in the front parking lot, 1004 North Highland Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN
Why: The trailer is a mobile display designed to simulate a “typical” teenager’s bedroom, complete with all the paraphernalia and imagery one would expect to see but not necessarily understand from today’s younger culture. In the room, attendees will learn the meanings of signs, symbols and clothing, common hiding spots, and other precursors that can be tips for otherwise unsuspecting parents. The goal is to empower adults with the knowledge and tools to make an impact when talking to youth and to deter them from substance use and abuse.
“Every day, parents and guardians easily miss the signs of youth substance abuse. The Stashed Away Trailer is a substance abuse awareness event for parents. The trailer replicates a teenager’s bedroom and the potential items that can indicators of experimentation with drugs and alcohol.” says Sarah Murfree, Prevention Coalition for Success Executive Director. “We appreciate our community partners including the Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, Murfreesboro Police Department, and our volunteers for their support of this event.”