That's the message behind a unique travelling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments in 2011. The display is called "Hidden in Plain Sight." The departments constructed what appears to be the bedroom of the average teenager. But items that are taken for granted as nothing but the usual accessories may actually be signals that the teenager could be involved in risky and even illegal activity including substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more. Exploration and interaction with the exhibit is encouraged. Adults in attendance will be able to get an up-close look at the items in the room and be shown how they can be used. Participants will be enlightened, educated and astonished.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6 p.m., West Holmes High School, 10909 SR 39, Millersburg
Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Horizon Science Academy, 6100 S Marginal Road, Cleveland
* Wednesday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m., Portage County Job and Family Services, 253 South Chestnut Street, Ravenna
Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m., Mentor High School, 6477 Center Street, Mentor
Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., GlenOak High School, 1801 Schneider St. NE, Canton
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6 p.m., Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram
* Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m., Key Bank staff, 4910 Tiedeman Road, Brooklyn
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Lodi American Legion, 120 Bank Street, Lodi
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., UMADAOP Youth Center, 3115 Scranton Road, Cleveland
Tuesday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Northwest High School, 8580 Erie Avenue NW, Canal Fulton
* Wednesday, May 24 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Brooklyn Library, 4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:45 p.m., Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main Street, Kent
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Independence Library, 6361 Selig Drive, Independence
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. E. Joel Davis Hall, Foltz Center, 224 North Wood St., East Canton
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Geneva High School, 1301 South Ridge East, Geneva
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Hudson Middle School, 77 North Oviatt Street, Hudson
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., North Ridgeville Academic Center, 34620 Bainbridge Rd. North Ridgeville
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at TBA, Buckeye High School, 3084 Columbia Rd., Medina
* - Agency/Staff trainings, not open to the public.