Experts to discuss 'choking game'

DOWNEY - GASP (Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play) is the topic for presentation at Soroptimist International of Downey's meeting next Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Rio Hondo Event Center.Experts will discuss a choking game played between boys and girls ages 9-16 which is causing deaths across the nation. Attendees will learn how to spot red flags; whether ropes or belts are being used; and who to go to for help. Presenters include Susan Aguilar, M.A., chief executive officer of the WeTip hotline, and Sue Mandell, national manager for WeTip. Mandell has conducted more than 1,000 WeTip presentations nationwide and has worked as the liaison to major law enforcement agencies and corporate security. The presentation starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $15 and includes breakfast. RSVP by contacting Beth Crawford at (213) 639-7461 or e-mail

********** Published: October 4, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 25