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Radio program tackles teen drinking and drugs

   

Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia joint release
January 20, 2012
- Melodie Davis

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Shaping Families, the 15-minute weekly radio program of MennoMedia, will tackle the effects of alcohol and drugs on the adolescent brain in February. The schedule for the month is:

  • Feb. 4: “Enjoying Leisure.” Evan Oswald, author of a new book, Christians and Post-Modern Leisure, will talk about the need for leisure time. Oswald is a former professor at Hesston (Kan.) College and former activities director at Glencroft Retirement Community in Glendale, Ariz.
  • Feb. 11 and 18: Brian Kelley, chair of the psychology department at Bridgewater (Va.) College, is the guest for a two-part series on the effects of alcohol and drugs on the adolescent brain—“Teens and Substance Abuse” and “Curbing Underage Drinking.”
  • Feb. 25: “Stay-at-Home Mom.” Jennifer Murch, a blogger who writes on a diversity of home and family topics, will talk about the ups and downs of being with children all day as she home-schools them. 

Look for new episodes of Shaping Families online each Friday at www.ShapingFamilies.com.

The program is produced by MennoMedia, a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA