Parents

Downloadable brochures and parenting tips sheets can be found at the bottom of this page.

Click here to find out about the Police and Communities Together service available to Aroostook County parents.

40 Developmental Assets : Common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.

Family Check Up: A webpage developed by the National Insitute on Drug Abuse which provides information about parenting skills that are important in preventing the intiation and progression and substance abuse among youth.   

Guide to Safe and Sober Event Planning : Developed by the National Highway Safety Commission, this guide offers parents and teens

  • Ideas for party settings, themes and activities
  • Promotional ideas to help spread the word about your event
  • Party task lists to make sure your event goes off without a hitch
  • A complete set of resources for the event (including logos, posters and other materials)

Parents' Guide to Social Networking: Free online tool to answer parents' questions about social networking and youth.

Parents' Guide to the Teen Brain : Through the use of video, interactive segments, scenario-based role-playing experiences, and practical advice from experts, A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain explores the science behind teenage brain development and how it shapes normal teenage attitude and behavior. The site includes tools and tips – all designed to help parents connect with teens. Gain insights into teen brain development and apply new knowledge of normal teenage behavior to real life.

Parents. The Anti-Drug : Drug information, advice, news, resources and email newsletter for parents.

Recovery High Schools : Provides information about Recovery High Schools in the United States and where they are located.

SPOTLIGHT : Youth wrtten and produced PSA about parenting and role modeling.

The Passage Group : Parent-to-Parent Training program for parents and/or community groups. The website also includes parent and community resources, including the information about the "Turn on the Lights" Campaign.

Time to Act! Follow this link if you suspect your child is using drugs and need information about what to do next.

Time to Talk : An online community, resource and toolkit to help parents connect with their kids.

Underage and High Risk Drinking

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free: This website provides resources for parents about how to talk to their children about alcohol as well as how to start conversations with other parents. regarding youth alcohol use.

MaineParents.net : The Maine Office of Substance Abuse offers resources to help parents monitor teens for underage alcohol use and information about alcohol and teens, how to talk to teens about alcohol use, and how to recognize if they are using.

Parents Empowered : Utah's website on what parents can do to prevent underage drinking. The site contains helpful resources and information.

Power of Parents: Tips on how to start a conversation about alcohol are provided for parents in a free handout and handbook developed by MADD.

Rethinking Drinking: A webite aimed at being a resource for anyone who drinks. alcohol. The site offers valuable, research-based information about drinking habits and how they may affect one's health.

State Profiles of Underage Drinking Laws

STOP Underage Drinking Portal of Federal Resources : A comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.

Talk Early, Talk Often, Get Others Involved: This web site provides comprehensive resources and information about how to talk to your pre-teen and teen about alcohol.

Too Smart To Start : This web site helps youth, families, educators, and communities prevent underage alcohol use and its related problems. It provides useful programs and strategies, downloadable curricula and other materials, interactive games and exercises, and other resources to support you in responding to The Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking .

We Don't Serve Teens Campaign : Federal Trade Commission's Campaign promoting the the efficacy and importance of the 21 Legal Drinking Age.

Why 21.org : Offers the facts about the 21 Minimum Legal Drinking age as wells as information on how alcohol affects the teen brain, the realities of underage drinking, facts to common myths and a history of the drinking age law. There is also resources and tips for parents, educators and communities on preventing underage drinking.

Inhalant Abuse

Alliance for Consumer Education : Information about inhalant abuse. The website includes tips for talking to children about inhalant abuse.

Inhalant Abuse Web-Based Parent Training : Web-based training on inhalant abuse designed especially for parents and guardians by the New England Inhalant Abuse Prevention Coalition.

Miscellaneous

Drug Slang Dictionary

Prescription and Over-the Counter Drug Abuse

Close to Home Campaign : The Close to Home Campaign website features information on opiate abuse and addiction, including a Fact Sheet for Teens and Parents and flyers that can be printed and posted in schools, organizations or workplaces.

Drug Watch - Drug Watch is "a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The website includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers."

Not in My House Campaign : Campaign that educates the public about how to secure, monitor and dispose of prescriptions so that they cannot be easily obtained by teens in family and friends' medicine cabinets.

Stop Cough Medicine Abuse : This website provides information for communities, parents and teens about cough medicine abuse as well as resources to take action.

Substance Abuse

Foundation for a Drug Free World: Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.

National Institute on Drug Abuse : Drug information & facts, education materials, curriculum guides and more.

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign : Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.

Partnership for a Drug Free America : Resources, information, media and tools for communities, parents and teens.

Time to Act : A resource for parents who suspect or know their child is using substances.

Teens & Technology

Digital Technology 101 : "This crash course in the most popular communication tools used by teens today offers guidance and advice to help parents monitor their teen’s activities on these devices."

Downloadable Resources for Parents

Tips: How to help your teen slow down and stress less. Kids today feel pressure from all sides. A new survey from the Partnership for a Drug Free America indicates that 73 percent of teens say the top reason they would turn to drugs is to cope with school-related stress . This tip sheet provides information about how to help your kids reduce and cope with stress.

 

Stress Tips

 

Tips: Time to Text . "Texting is an opportunity to talk to your teens on their terms. Surveys show that more than half of teens who text message think it has improved their relationship with their parents, and 51 percent of parents who text with their teens agree that they communicate more often" (Source: Kelton Research, 2008 survey for Samsung Mobile). This tip sheet provides information about how to use text messaging to show your children that you care.

 

Time to Text

 

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