http://usat.ly/2pq2EUa The ‘X-plan’ and other powerful tools you can provide when talking to your kids about proms and alcoholNews from the Partnership for Drug Free KidsLive Chat Now Available for Parents
Sometimes you want to reach out for help, but you’re unable to talk in a quiet setting and/or worried that you’ll be overheard. Our new Live Chat program offers this additional privacy.
Chat is an extension of our Helpline and is staffed by caring, master’s-level counselors. They are ready to respond and help if your child is struggling with drug or alcohol use.
In a pilot program now and through the end of April, you can get one-on-one support via chat. Our chat hours are Monday-Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m ET.Parent Resource Program Talking to Youth About Drugs, Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, click link for detailsResource List (I know this will bring you to the Ocean County Health Dept. website, however, many of the resources are for the state of NJ.my3app With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. MY3 is available in the Apple APP store and Google Play, free of charge.http://www.thePowerOfYouth.com Download the booklet to share with your teen ways to resist peer pressure and discuss the dangers of underage drinking.http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/ This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help.
As your little one enters kindergarten for the first time, or your tween heads off to middle school, or your teen starts high school (AH!), take a good, long look at how much they've grown under the summer sun. All those nerves you're feeling about your kid entering the unknown? All parents have had those feelings before - and we've gathered their tales to help guide your conversations about alcohol.
Transitions can be complicated for many young people. This big, new world they're facing head-on this fall can be overwhelming, so we're encouraging you to stop and take a deep breath. Whether they show it or not, your kids are looking to you for guidance and a sense of comfort as they tackle the new school year. It's sometimes hard to find the time to listen, be there to comfort, and help problem solve. Let's talk about how we can help.
Even with so much going on, we want to encourage you to continue having conversations with your kids about alcohol. Our easy-to-use, free resources provide parents with helpful tips in guiding conversations about risky behaviors, including underage drinking.
Check out just a few of our resources for teachers and parents below. Blogs, testimonials and other assets to help you have this powerful, substantive and important conversation with your kids this fall are just a click away.
We continue to gear up for what is sure to be a fantastic 2016-2017 school year. We’re rolling out new content for Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix this November, providing parents and educators with an animation series and seven new lesson plans detailing the ways in which alcohol affects the developing brain. Stay tuned!
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