Louisville, KY – Karen Lawrence, the Founder of Camp Hi-Ho, is the featured spokesperson in the first celebrity educational video launched by local non-profit Operation Parent. The 6-minute video focuses on childhood anxiety and informs parents about possible causes and warning signs, as well as positive coping mechanisms and ways to help their child. The video is now accessible at www.operationparent.org/
The video is part of a series in a new program Operation Parent launched last month called the “21stCentury Prevention Project,” which is based on empowering parents and encouraging them to set boundaries and talk early and often with their children about important cultural teen and pre-teen issues. The program implements a methodical and digital approach to prevention education, allowing busy parents to have immediate access to important information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on any digital device.
“We’re so excited about 21st Century Prevention because childhood anxiety, like many other issues, can be avoided and managed if parents know what to look for and how to address it early,” explains Operation Parent Founder Jean Schumm. “Karen’s tenure working with children at Camp Hi-Ho, as well as her own experience as a mother of 3, made her a perfect voice to get the attention of parents everywhere, and help inform them about the common issue of childhood anxiety.”
Additional educational videos in the series will focus on topics like cyberbullying, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating habits, and vaping. The video series is being made possible thanks to support from Norton Healthcare, Baptist La Grange, Oldham County Fiscal Court, and other donors.
A supplementary tool that is available for local parents through this initiative includes the organization’s elementary edition of The Parent Handbook, designed to raise awareness and prevent high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, cyberbullying, and eating disorders. The Handbook was distributed to all fourth-grade parents in the Oldham County School district last month and is being distributed to JCPS elementary counselors on October 25th who will then send home to 7,776 fourth grade parents later this year.
For more information about this project or Operation Parent, please visit www.operationparent.org or call (502) 265-9045.
About Operation Parent
Operation Parent, located in LaGrange at 1350 Kentucky 393, is a parent-driven organization that provides comprehensive resources and services designed to engage parent and child alike in proactive, productive communication on today’s toughest teen and preteen issues, ultimately resulting in better choices for tomorrow. These communications consist of handbook distribution, live and recorded webinars, community presentations and online videos. The launch of the 21st Century Prevention project marks a shift in how Operation Parent is delivering prevention education. This new, digital outreach strategy allows parents around the world immediate access to the online content from any digital device. For more information about this project or Operation Parent, please visit www.operationparent.org or call (502) 265-9045. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter.