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Karen Beatty is the K-12 Health Coordinator in the Hingham Public Schools and has been the health teacher at Hingham High School, Hingham, MA., for over 20 years. In this interview, she talks about a unique prevention program that she incorporates into her 10th-grade health classes and its impact on her students. She also shares information on past and current trends in youth substance use and also delves into the critical role parents play in preventing that use.


Ms. Beatty oversees the administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in grades 7, 9 and 11 in the Hingham Public Schools. She describes its scope and purpose in assessing and teen behavior so that it can be effectively addressed. Tune into this warm and thoughtful conversation with a teacher on the front lines.

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