Parents

The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership is connecting area kids who are choosing other ways to be totally safe.  One way for kids to stay away from the pressure is to become involved in the many activities organized by the schools or by the many youth organizations in Pittsfield.  Pittsfield Community Development has compiled a list of organizations throughout the area that provide fun and interesting programs for kids: YouthOrganizations

Thanks to the good folks at W.B. Goodwin Community Center, we know we can check out Morningside Recovery’s incredible resources: A Parent’s Guide to Talking to Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

Berkshire youth want parents and other adults to be involved in their lives! Take a look at the clip from the PPP Youth Forum below! For LOTS more information about how you can help your child make healthy choices, visit www.drugfree.org as well as www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com

 

Here’s a free, quick online course:

FREE ALCOHOL PREVENTION COURSE FOR PARENTS!
AlcoholEdu for Parents helps parents to understand Social Host Liability, dispels common misperceptions about underage drinking, assists with strategies and techniques for monitoring and setting rules, gives guidance on what to do if your teen is experimenting, and get expert advice for dealing with common situations. The course takes approximately 15 minutes!
Access is Free and Easy!:
1. Visit: http://highschoolparents.alcoholedu.com
2. Under New User type: share
3. Click “Sign Up”!

MOM, DAD, DID YOU EVER SMOKE POT WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG?

For a really helpful article about how to respond to this question by your child, click here.
 

Active Parenting is a workshop series offered periodically throughout the community.  Contact us to find out about up-coming workshops.

Check out the suggestions here for how to talk with your kids about drugs and alcohol: www.teenbrain.drugfree.org and and at www.education.com or access a Parent Talk Kit here .

Learn how to look for the signs of drug and alcohol use.

IS THERE ALCOHOLISM IN YOUR FAMILY?

Scientists have found that genetic factors contribute to addiction – that alcoholism and addiction can run in families? There’s no surefire way to predict who will be affected, but genetics are one important factor for parents to consider when planning drug and alcohol talks with their kids. Having a parent or grandparent, aunt or uncle, or even a cousin with an addiction problem is a simple indication that your child may be at greater risk.

More than 9 out of 10 Pittsfield teens believe their friends are drinking and getting high regularly.

In fact, studies prove that less than half have done either in the past 30 days.

We’re engaging educators, businesses and parents in spreading the truth, and helping kids from 12 to 20 make good choices.

Join us! Sign up, stay informed, get involved. The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership is totally committed to helping kids be who they are—without drugs or alcohol.

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