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You are the most POWERFUL influence on your child’s behavior!

This page provides tips and resources for parents to use when talking to their children about issues like substance use/misuse, underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, marijuana, LGBTQ youth, and more.

Alcohol, Nicotine, Vape & Drug Prevention

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Small Talks

Research shows this is when children start to form their earliest opinions about alcohol. Help your child sort out what they hear from friends or see on TV, before someone hands them a drink. Start talking to kids about the dangers of underage drinking around age 8. Don’t worry; it’s easier than you may think. We can show you how, with helpful suggestions for tackling tough questions and ideas for getting the conversations started.

Small talks are short, casual conversations that help you connect with your child on the important stuff, like underage drinking. Having lots of small talks over time helps build trust and set expectations as kids change and grow. Luckily, there’s no big production necessary. Just choose the alcohol-free moment that feels right to you. You can have a small talk anytime, anywhere.

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Talk to your kids

 

Talk early. Talk often. Over 70% of children say their parents are the biggest influence over their decision to drink or not.

When planning conversations with children ages 9-13, refer to the “Talk. They Hear You.” website, provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This website has excellent information and tips.

VISIT THE SAMHSA WEBSITE

Make a Difference focuses on having conversations with teens.

DOWNLOAD GUIDE (PDF)

Know what’s out there

Do you understand the different substances and the use disorders associated with them? DrugRehab.com has valuable information on the different substance use disorders.

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Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Misuse

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 out of 4 teens report taking a prescription drug at least once in their life not given to them by a doctor.

70% of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

What can you do? Take the steps recommended in our Prescription For Safety.

Prescription for Safety

Secure: Safeguard your medications. Lock them up! JM4C offers free home medication lock boxes as a safe and secure place to store your prescription drugs.

Monitor: Would you know if someone took a few? Be able to say “Yes!”

 

Dispose: Use a drop box to safely get rid of expired or unused medicine. Visit our Drug Take Back Days every fall and spring.

Join us for a Drug Take Back Day in the fall and/or spring.

Mental Health  &  Prevention

Suicide Hotline

As of July 16, 2022, anyone in mental health distress can call 988, send a text to 988, or use the online chat function on suicidepreventionlifeline.org to connect with a counselor through what will be known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Wisconsinites who use 988 will connect with an in-state service that we fund known as the Wisconsin Lifeline.

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In need of recovery, please check out Rehabspot for affordable options.

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April 27 Wellness Event

Watch this recorded event by clicking here.

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Click here to watch a recorded version of this webinar.

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DCYA Webinar

Learn more about the data coming out of the Dane County Youth Assessment 2021.

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Fentanyl poisoning and drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for our young people. Check out this great article from CNN.

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When you can't change the world around you, changing your feelings is your next priority. Click on this great article found in the Atlantic centered on mental health.

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