Mount Union to Host “Hidden in Plain Sight”

October 24, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Looks can be deceiving.

That’s the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments. The display is called “Hidden in Plain Sight.” The departments constructed what appears at first glance to be the bedroom of the average teenager. But amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a desk and personal care products on a vanity are more than 150 items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, dangerous and even illegal activity.

Sponsored by the University of Mount Union’s Office of Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education, “Hidden in Plain Sight” will be on display in the Campus Grounds area of the Hoover-Price Campus Center from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 3. The community is invited to participate in this program, though it is open to adults only. There is no charge for admittance, but an RSVP is requested by Friday, October 31.

The audience is encouraged to explore and interact with items in the display which may be indicative that a teenager is involved in substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more. 
 
For further information, contact Kelleen Weber or Phil Rathosky, Office of Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education, at (330) 823-2243.  

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