STARS logo


Hosting A Teen Party Safely – PANEL DISCUSSION at Brentwood High School


An overview of the risk, liability and safety tips for parents hosting a teen party will be provided in a panel discussion open to the community on Tuesday, March 6  at 7 p.m. at Brentwood High School, 5304 Murray Lane, Brentwood (37027) and co-hosted by Parent Supporting Students Taking A Right Stand (P.S. STARS) and the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition.

            Tricia Spehr, P.S. STARS chair, said it is a new organization of parents formed to support the important work of STARS in combating tough social and emotional barriers to learning.

            “At Brentwood High School, we working with STARS to reinforce the work they do with students, families and schools throughout our community. P.S. STARS is newly established and our first activity is to co-host this panel with the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition to provide guidance and strategies for safely hosting a teen party,” Spehr said.

            The public is invited to the open forum in the BHS Campbell Center where panelists include Brentwood High School Assistant Principal Stephanie Simmons, Williamson County School Resource Officer Otis Coffey, attorney Cassie Madden, Riley, Warnock and Jacobson, PLC and STARS Student Assistance Specialist Julieanna Huddle.

In addition to providing information a brochure will be given to attendees which outlines a variety of issues from guidelines on Facebook invitations to hiring an off-duty police officer for security.

For more information on attending, contact STARS Specialist Julianna Huddle at 615- 472-4220, ext. 3677, or their website

A nationally recognized resource for student assistance, training and professional consultation, STARS assists students, families and schools with prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success. Founded in 1984, STARS staff operate in schools and community sites throughout Middle Tennessee via STARS Specialists, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA) as a licensed alcohol and drug out-patience treatment facility as well as their Kids On The Block puppetry program helping educate kindergarten through sixth grade students about health and social concerns that affect their lives while promoting an understanding and acceptance of all children and adults regardless of their differences. More info,

STARS is deeply committed to creating a culture and work space that centers on the power of relationships, that values diversity of perspective and experience, and that honors the dignity, worth, and contributions of all.