Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH), in partnership with the Douglas County School Systems and the Live Healthy Douglas Coalition, concluded its 15th Annual Power In Truth Conference in Douglasville, GA at Central Baptist Church.  Over 530 students and nearly 50 advisors and counselors from the county’s high schools and middle schools were in attendance to hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, substance abuse, internet safety, youth development, and counseling.

The Power In Truth Conference was held Tuesday, October 27, 2015, in concurrence with Red Ribbon Week which is a national awareness campaign aimed to educate and prevent youth from using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The conference was honored to have Mayor Harvey Persons of Douglasville and Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz address the students. Kit Cummings, Founder of the Power in Peace Project, served as the Keynote Speaker.

Students also attended breakout sessions on various topics such as heroin and meth use, prescription drug abuse, dangers of sexting, cyberbullying, and how media can affect one’s own decisions. The advisors and counselors attended a breakout session that discussed domestic minor sex trafficking and sexual abuse and how they can report victimization.