From Awareness to Action: Understanding Youth Substance Use

The Lake Washington PTSA Council in conjunction with the Lake Washington School District is pleased to invite Jerry Blackburn of Influence the Choice to shine light on the impact that substance use has on youth development.

Our program will begin with a special guest, Olga Davidov-Beirer, a parent of a teen who died by fatal overdose. Following her story, Jerry Blackburn, M.Ed., SUDP, will explore the impact substances of abuse have on youth development and look at community prevention strategies we can all support. Finally, we will open the forum for a panel discussion, question and answer session.

Please send questions to