​Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Smart Approaches to Marijuana, SAM, offers information on marijuana in regards to scientific findings and studies.  They look at legalization issues as

well as what has happened in Colorado and other states that have legalized marijuana.​

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Common Sense Media

​​Common Sense Media rates, educates, and advocates for kids, families, and schools in regards to media.

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Tips on talking to your child

ParentFurther

ParentFurther is an online resource to help families strengthen relationships through shared activities. Family relationships provide the foundation from

which young people  can develop the motivation and skills to overcome challenges and thrive.

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​​​Information for Parents​

Talk They Hear You Campaign

The "Talk They Hear You" campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.

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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Offers parents of adolescent children knowledge and tools in safeguarding and monitoring teens and action steps in identifying and intervening

with youth that use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

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Resources for Parents

"As a parent, you're the most powerful influence in your child's life."

Impaired Driving Facts

Facts and statistics in regards to impaired driving.

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​​Family Day

Family Day celebrates simple, everyday things parents do to connect with their kids.  This website provides simple, little things you can do with your

kids to make a big difference. These activities create strong, healthy relationships that can prevent future drug use. 

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Camanche-DeWitt Coalition 

  Warning Signs of Teen Substance Abuse

  • Alcohol, smoke or other chemical odors on your child’s or their friends’ breath or clothing
  • Obvious intoxication, dizziness or bizarre behavior
  • Changes in dress and grooming
  • Changes in choice of friends
  • Frequent arguments, sudden mood changes and unexplained violent actions
  • Changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Loss of interest in usual activities or hobbies
  • School problems such as declining or failing grades, poor attendance and recent discipline problems
  • Trauma or frequent injuries
  • Runaway and delinquent behavior
  • Depressed mood or talk about depression or suicide; suicide attempts

 

    *Children of hands on parents are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol.  

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​​Family Checkup

Family Checkup is a publication highlighting parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation & progression of drug use among youth.

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