Teen Substance and Alcohol Abuse Workshop

Teen Substance and Alcohol Abuse Education

GLENDALE—The Homenetmen Western USA Regional Executive Committee has announced a beneficial workshop titled “Teen Substance & Alcohol Abuse” to take place on Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The workshop will be held at St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church at 500 S. Central Avenue in Glendale, CA.

The free workshop/seminar is designed for parents, chapter executives, division leadership, the general public and all members of the Homenetmen family in or preparing for leadership positions.

The Homenetmen Regional Executive Committee feels very strongly that all Homenetmen members and volunteers involved with the organization, community, and leadership positions should be equipped with this essential information and undoubtedly will benefit from information on intervention, prevention and resources.

The presenters are Mr. Garo Ghazarian, Esq. (Criminal law), Ms. Mary Der Parseghian, Esq. (Family and Teen law), Ms. Nora Chitilian-Keleshian, M.S., L.M.F.T. (licensed family therapist), and law enforcement representatives from local agencies.

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church Hall

Address: 500 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204

Admission: Free

The Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts, referred to as Homenetmen, is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization with 28,000 members in five continents. Homenetmen was founded in 1918, and currently has 18 chapters and over 6,800 members in the Western United States region.


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  2. edward demian said:

    Alcohol and drug abuse is just as high in the Armenian community as in any other. We need an ethnic based program tailored to the Armenian culture. I heard once that there was over 100,000 inmates with Armenian names in the California penal system. In the middle ages, we used to have Armenian jails. The State of California spends 56,000 dollars per inmate yearly. Imagine what could be accomplished with that kind of money. The Asian American community has Olympus Academy in Los Angeles. All state funded. We could do the same. We don’t even need money. We just need community leaders with vision.