Dads are often labeled as “problem-solvers” and “fixers,” rather than “nurturers” or “givers.” But men don’t always have to play the tough guy. In fact, this could do more harm to your child than good. Heather Senior, LCSW, has tips on how to find a balance.
So, you just caught your teen in a lie. Your instinct may be to lose your cool: to panic, feel hurt and maybe yell at your child. But before you let your emotions get the best of you, take a deep breath. It is important to think about why your child is lying – and […]
Teens are asking legitimate questions about marijuana like, “Marijuana is a plant. It’s natural. How harmful could it be?” This question may stop you in your tracks. After all, marijuana is a plant. Often, it is natural. So how do you respond to your teen, and still seem reasonable and credible?
Of all the questions and roadblocks you may face when trying to talk with your kids about marijuana, this one is arguably the toughest. The accusation – true or not – can rattle you and derail your conversation. Learn how you can respond.
At the Partnership, we’ve been talking a lot about marijuana. As you may know, we recently launched our new Marijuana Talk Kit, designed to help parents navigate the constantly evolving drug landscape and have productive conversations with their teens. One way to set yourself up for a meaningful conversation – one during which your teen […]
Our new television PSA highlights true stories of people who have faced addiction and implores viewers to share their stories with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, because one person’s story of recovery can change someone else’s. View the new TV spot >
Together with its parent partners and the Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris (CCSHM), an initiative of Morris County Prevention is Key (MCPIK), the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids this week launched a first-of-its-kind community effort to address the heroin/opiate crisis in Morris County, New Jersey.
Across the country, teens are abusing medicine at alarming rates, and they and their families are paying the consequences. What have we, as a nation, done to prevent and address the epidemic of teen medicine abuse? What are our individual roles in reversing this problem? Our President and CEO, Steve Pasierb, answers some of these […]
2014 was a big year for us: not only did we change our name, but we redesigned our website; won a Gold Lion award for our “Mind Your Meds” campaign; launched a brand new prescriber education initiative; received over 600 requests for our “Out Of Reach” film and toolkit and much more. We are proud to share a special list of our highlights of 2014.
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows a continued decline in the misuse of prescription drugs and cough/cold medicines on behalf of U.S. high school students.
Marijuana, legal or otherwise, is a hot topic, so it is more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often. Download “How to Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana” to get started.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America, for its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Today marks the launch of the fifth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest, in conjunction with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as part of its Above the Influence (ATI) campaign.
Steve Pasierb, our President & CEO, spoke at the Democratic Attorneys General Association’s Fall Policy Forum on Monday, September 22. In attendance were seventeen State Attorneys General, Democratic candidates and policy experts. The Forum’s agenda covered various pressing topics including election updates, crime policy, state drug policy reform and a keynote address from former Pennsylvania […]