Final ‘Dangers in Plain Sight’ coming Monday

Published 12:08 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2019

For the last of the three-part series, Dangers in Plain Sight, Clark County residents will learn about the dangers of bullying.

The learning session kicks off at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 14 at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 2020 Rolling Hills Lane.

Clark County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) and BCTC have partnered together to present “Dangers in Plain Sight,” a three-part community education awareness series for K-12 parents and guardians in an effort to educate and bring awareness to issues of drugs, social media, and bullying and school violence that affect youth and community.

Ramsey Flynn also helped to coordinate the events.

Flynn brought the idea for the series to the ASAP board after attending a presentation on the “Drugs Hidden in Plain Sight “in Madison County as part of a Leadership Central Kentucky training session. The conversations at the On the Table forums throughout the community in the spring also inspired some of the topics for the series, Flynn said.

“It’s about our community, the children in our community and the future of our community,” Flynn said.

Melissa Stocker, the ASAP board coordinator, previously told The Sun the series received two grants from the Greater Clark Foundation and the Clark County Community Foundation as well as numerous donations and sponsors to help make the series possible.

The session begins with a free dinner at 5:15 p.m. with the learning session starting at 6:15 p.m. Various groups will also set up tables to share information. A representative with the Clark County Health Department is presenting the session on bullying, and Dr. Latonia Sweet, a behavioral health specialist, and Marvin King, pastor of First Baptist Church, will also speak.

For people who missed the previous sessions, the presentations are available on Channel 5 or DVD.

Flynn said he is pleased with the turnout of the previous events and planning is already underway for the next series.

“Everybody in the community has to take part in the issues in the community,” Flynn said. “It takes everybody … it doesn’t happen at home; it doesn’t happen with one person. The community has to come together.”

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