A Relative Caregiver workshop was held on June 16 at the Upper Cumberland Development District office. This event provided parents and caregivers tips and insight regarding internet safety; providing increased awareness about the potential dangers that lurk in online gaming forums and on social media channels such as Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok. Special thanks to our guest speaker Lisa Ivy, Hope Street TN Director of Prevention Education.

The children also had an educational workshop with special guests from the Cookeville Police Department including Captain Darrin Stout heading up this event, along with some of his team.

The children enjoyed fingerprinting along with visual drunk driving sessions. Officers also entertained the children with the pleasure of being able to see and sit on one of their motorcycles and last but not least, they brought K-9 officer Sofie, who enjoyed visiting with all of the children. Sofie is responsible for assisting in search and rescue efforts, including searching for missing persons suffering from dementia. Special thanks also to the officers of the Cookeville Police Department who visited with the children during the workshop.

Click here to learn more about the Relative Caregiver Program.