TACLOBAN CITY – Around 80 barangay leaders, persons who used drugs (PWUDs), staff and life coaches of the New Beginnings Drug Rehabilitation Program of the city government attended the first day of the Seminar-Workshop on Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) on Tuesday, May 29.
Organized by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the city government through Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, the event will be held at Leyte Park Resort and Hotel until May 30, 2018.
According to DDB training specialist Nelia Fiecas, STEP is one of the preventive education programs of the DDB which complements the national government’s campaign on illegal drugs.
Fiecas said that the activities during the seminar-workshop will help parents and anti-drug campaign workers “deliver” effectively their roles on drug abuse prevention and control in the communities.
“Participants are expected to come up with their action plan in the implementation of the drug abuse programs in communities, replicate the activity in their respective communities and become anti-drug advocates,” she added.
The two-day activity consists of a workshop as well as talks and lectures on building self-esteem, family drug abuse prevention program, responsible parenthood, role of parents in drug abuse prevention and intervention, among others.
“Strengthening the Roles of Parents in Drug Abuse Prevention and Control,” is the theme of the seminar-workshop.
The New Beginnings Program is the community-based anti-drug rehabilitation and advocacy program of Mayor Romualdez in coordination with local and national government agencies.