The Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) has featured the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids in an online exhibit on its website. Highlighting only two organizations in the social responsibility category, AEF details our organization’s important work through in-depth case studies on the many drug abuse prevention campaigns over our 25-year history. To read more on AEF’s website […]
In case you didn’t see our March newsletter, take a look below. If you’d like to receive them going forward, please sign up here. Welcome to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s eNewsletter, a monthly update designed to keep you apprised of news, activities and ways to get involved. Parents – The #1 Influence Parents – […]
Roselena Martinez, Marketing and Communications Manager, and Fred Muench, Associate Director of Research, of The Partnership at Drugfree.org will present to an audience of marketing and communications professionals from pharmaceutical and hospital groups, medical device and technology companies, and managed care providers at the Healthcare Social Communications Leadership Forum in New York City on Thursday, March 17.
We are delighted to announce HispanoSano as a new, digital strategic partner to support our outreach to the Spanish-speaking community and help us provide resources to Hispanic parents and caregivers. Our collaborative efforts aim to heighten awareness of our Spanish-language resources that encourage Latino parents to play an active role in raising healthy families. HispanoSano […]
By Steve Pasierb Last week, we recognized the invaluable contributions of our wonderful friend, Dr. Tom McLellan, and our partners at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). Dr. McLellan deserves a large share of credit for spurring the transformation of our organization into a resource for parents, while CHPA has taken an active role in […]
Inga Glodowski has come on board as Director of Major Gifts, focused on coordinating and expanding the individual giving program at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids by enhancing existing major gifts and e-appeal strategies and creating on- and offline plans to cultivate new donors. Inga brings with her extensive experience in developing innovative fundraising campaigns, […]
Yesterday, Sean Clarkin, our Director of Strategy and Program Management, spoke with ABC News Good Morning America about the teen brain, risk factors and steps parents can take to combat risky teen behaviors when it comes to teen drug and alcohol use. To read the whole interview, click here. For more information about the teen brain and […]
Strategic Partnership to Educate Families About Link Between Substance Abuse and Mental Illness and Broaden Scope of Shared Resources on Teen Health NEW YORK, NY – February 24, 2011 – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University today announced a new strategic collaboration to educate families […]
Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO Study Finds Teens Exposed to Campaign Messages Less Likely to Use Marijuana New York, NY – February 23, 2011 – A new independent, scientific analysis of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC) found that teens who were exposed to “Above The […]
In case you didn’t see our February newsletter, take a look below. If you’d like to receive them going forward, please sign up here. Welcome to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s eNewsletter, a monthly update designed to keep you apprised of news, activities and ways to get involved. Words of Hope Contest ” ‘Hope’ soars […]
We sat down with Dr. Jeff Gardere, psychologist, renowned author of “Love Prescription” and host of VH1’s “Dad Camp” to ask him a few questions about teen substance abuse and addiction. Often featured on the Today Show, CNN and MSNBC, Dr. Jeff works with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids by providing answers to pressing questions […]
New York, NY (February 8, 2011) – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is pleased to announce the election of Ruth A. Wooden to its Board of Directors. From 2003 to 2009, Wooden served as President of Public Agenda, a nonprofit organization that works to help average citizens better understand critical policy issues and to aid […]
Rowena Tse from the Ad Council’s popular industry blog, “Adlibbing” touted our organization’s new name and our unique brand identity. Here is an excerpt: “…The Partnership for a Drug-Free America recently rebranded itself as the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, with the website URL right there in the name. To me, this is the definition of […]
Last month, our president Steve Pasierb provided testimony to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in support of safety regulations governing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act and the creation of a national prescription drug take-back program. Having worked closely with the DEA on prescription (Rx) drug abuse issues, including the recent National Prescription Drug […]
Last month, Marcia Lee Taylor, Vice President and Director of Government Relations at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, joined Regina LaBelle from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington DC. Taylor spoke to a committee of mayors from around the country about the […]
In a discussion hosted on YouTube following the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama addressed drug and alcohol abuse as a public health problem. Not in favor of legalization, the President suggested combating the issue by changing people’s attitudes and exploring new ways to decrease demand for drugs. “On drugs, I think a […]
On Wednesday, January 26, the Massachusetts Health Council presented its 13th annual Pharmacy Public Health Symposium, one of the largest continuing education programs for pharmacists practicing in the Commonwealth. Our President and CEO, Steve Pasierb, delivered a presentation entitled, “Is the Medicine Cabinet Contributing to Teenage Drug Abuse: Educating Parent-Patients on Preventing Access to Their […]
By harnessing resources and expertise across the federal government, the Obama Administration is making strides in helping improve the quality of military family life. The White House announced its plans to help communities more effectively support military families, ultimately improving the long-term effectiveness of U.S. military forces. The President has said that the care and […]
The Partnership at Drugfree.org is pleased to announce the election of Paul Bascobert to its Board of Directors. Bascobert is currently the president of Bloomberg Businessweek, a leading global business media organization. As president, he is responsible for the strategy, revenue and operations of Bloomberg Businessweek and for driving financial and circulation growth.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org has received a challenge grant to support the 2011 launch of the Parents Toll-Free Helpline. Parents who are coping with a child’s drug and alcohol addiction often find it difficult to get help. Many feel alone and frustrated, and struggle to get the information and guidance they need to help a child in crisis.
Tessa Vining, LCSW, CASAC, and Jessica Knoll, LCSW, CASAC, visited our offices at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids this week for a lunch and learn presentation on the assessment and treatment process for adolescents and their families. Sponsored by Phoenix House, the nation’s leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment services, Vining and Knoll […]
While moms and dads tend to have a lot in common when it comes to parenting their children, new research shows that moms have a tendency to be more “hands-on” than dads when it comes to alcohol and drug prevention with their kids. New data from the most recent Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored […]
Parenting Style Differences Research indicates that mothers and fathers tend to have more similarities than differences when it comes to parenting their children. However, while not necessarily right or wrong there are differences in style between mothers and fathers that are worth noting. Of interest to prevention efforts is the finding that mothers tend to […]
the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s Celebrity Champion, Melissa Gilbert, was recently interviewed by AOL’s parent-focused blog “Parent Dish,” where she speaks candidly about her own personal experiences with alcohol abuse and offers advice to others who are having similar struggles. Melissa also introduces our unique resource that helps parents of teens in crisis understand and […]
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) – the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens themselves report finding the drug-prevention messages to be effective.