Twenty parents, ministers and social service providers from New Canaan spent Saturday, April 24, at New Canaan High School where they were certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors to lead Active Parenting programs. The award winning program to be offered to local families will integrate research from Joseph Califano, Jr.'s book, "How to Raise A Drug-Free Kid."

The latest statistics show that Fairfield County ranks among the highest in alcohol and substance abuse.

Beginning in the fall the Active Parenting programs will be offered throughout New Canaan. Look for announcements of these offerings in local newspapers, school, church and public announcement bulletins throughout New Canaan.

For more information contact Robert Curry at 203-972-9400 or e-mail RobertC@turningpointforleaders.com.