Dr. Luis C--rdoba will present a workshop entitled, "Do You Know Where Your Child Is?" The workshop is based on Dr. C--rdoba's 30 years of experience working with members of Latino gangs.
The event will be presented in English from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the Monett Middle School auditorium located at 710 Ninth St.
The workshop will provide information on how to: identify youth involved in Latino gangs; spot gang activity in the neighborhood, community and school; recognize the signs of drug and alcohol use and whether your child is selling or using drugs.
Dr. C--rdoba currently serves on the superintendent's senior cabinet as the executive director of student intervention programs for the Kansas City School District. He is a committee member of the United States Attorney Western District of Missouri, Gang Assessment Task Force.
Dr. C--rdoba also volunteers his time teaching race relations at cadet classes for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. He is an internationally certified and state-licensed substance abuse counselor, and because of his experience, he has been invited to speak at over 300 national presentations.
Dr. C--rdoba is the personality behind the advice column, The Educated Pachuco, that can be found at www.facebook.com/educatedpachuco and published in the Kansas City Hispanic News.
The event in Monett will offer free childcare and prizes during the session. The workshop is sponsored by the Asociaci--n Latino "Imagen."
For more information, call Daliah Bradley at 417-442-7494, Adela Garcia at 417-489-0620 or Rev. Fermin Sánchez at 417-489-6558.