We offer schools and youth-serving organizations the tools and guidance to help families in your community prevent and address substance use.
Families, schools and youth-serving organizations can draw from our many research-backed articles, guides and e-books. The following are your best places to start or to direct parents:
Parents and caregivers can sign up for our messaging program, Help & Hope by Text, to begin receiving tips and guidance tailored to their needs. Whether it’s advice on preventing teen use or helping a child with substance use disorder, families can get the help they need delivered right to their phones.
We offer a free skill-building course on techniques to effectively prevent and address adolescent substance use and related issues. Courses address how parents can encourage healthier behaviors, have a conversation rather than a confrontation, set reasonable limits, use consequences effectively and, more generally, how best to address youth substance use. Parents can take this course at their own pace.
A film aimed at both adults and students from late middle school through college that takes an innovative approach to addressing youth substance use. It helps refocus the conversation around addiction from the last day — or most severe stages — to the first day, exploring the reasons a young person may first turn to substances and down the path of addiction.
A short documentary that explores the stress and pressures our children face every day, as well as the unhealthy ways many of them cope, including misusing prescription stimulants. With candid perspectives from high school and college students and nationally recognized experts, the film serves as a catalyst to inform discussions about what parents and communities can do to support young people who are struggling to manage stress and anxiety.
Please use the contact form below to discuss how we can help your school or community with the following services.
Delivered in-person or virtually, our experts offer engaging and informative presentations on the following topics and more. Presentations can be tailored to local needs and delivered in a train-the-trainer format.
We are available to provide varying levels of guidance and involvement. Services include:
Prevention tools and resources are developed and facilitated by the following experts and staff.