Hidden In Plain Sight
Hidden In Plain Sight is an opportunity for parents, teachers and others who work with adolescents to experience and explore the environment of a teenager and learn to spot signs of possible substance use and risky behavior.
Hidden In Plain Sight simulates a teenager's bedroom, in which we have placed 50 or more items which may be indicators that the teen is using tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, or is engaging in behavior that could lead to such use. Some items are obvious, some are fiendishly clever; some are well-hidden and some are sitting in plain sight.
The purpose of the exhibit is to help parents and other adults see the environment with new eyes, to see the warning signs that may be obvious once they are pointed out, and then help them have a conversation with the teen to stop dangerous behaviors before the worst happens - addiction, legal trouble, injury or even death.
The Hidden In Plain Sight exhibit and training is provided at no cost to host organizations in Miami, Darke or Shelby Counties. A bedroom-sized space is required to set up the exhibit, and only adults are admitted into the space. Depending on the host organization's needs, people can explore the space individually, in groups, or guided by Tri-County Board staff. A variety of educational materials and resources is made available for further information.
For more information or to host a Hidden In Plain Sight session, email Beth Adkins, Director of Prevention and Education, AdkinsB@tcbmds.org, or call 937-335-7727 ext 203.
Hidden in Plain Sight and other educational programs of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services are supported in part by the Tri-County Mental Health Levy.