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Own the Upside,

Avoid the Downside Trailer

Purchased by Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc. 


The Own the Upside, Avoid the Downside Trailer is an exhibit that serves as a unique and effective educational resource for parents, school professionals, social workers, etc. Participants begin by listening to a short presentation that provides pertinent information, then enjoy a 30-minute walk through of the trailer, followed by a short questions & answer period.  The OTUS Trailer contains a realistic replica of a typical teen’s bedroom that is designed to teach how to recognize clues that may signal potential involvement in drugs and risky behaviors. Items may be visible in plain sight or concealed in seemingly ordinary items and belongings in the room.

What is the OTUS Avoid the Downside Trailer and Presentation?

What do we see?

Participants will have an opportunity to walk through what appears to be the bedroom of a typical age 11-18-year-old teen, interact with objects in the room, and ask questions to gain critical insight into the possibility that their child may be involved in substance abuse or other risky behaviors including sexual activity, gang activity, guns, eating disorders, or cutting.



The display is designed for adults only due to the sensitive nature of the material presented.

Minimum space for a 9ft by 20ft trailer to park and display.

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