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PARENTS & CAREGIVERS

Helpful Resources

Resources for Parents & Caregivers                                  

For Addiction Support 24/7 
1-800-662-HELP

United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

Heroin Hope Line - Warren & Clinton County, Ohio 
1-877-695-6333 

Crisis Line and Heroin Hope line – Butler County
1-844-427-4747

Ohio Crisis Text Line – Text “4hope” to 741-741

http://mha.ohio.gov/Portals/0/assets/Prevention/Suicide/CTL-fact-sheet.pdf

Start Talking Initiative
http://www.starttalking.ohio.gov

This site describes Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich’s “Start Talking,” program which gives parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.

Parent 360 Rx
http://www.starttalking.ohio.gov/Prevention/PARENTS360Rx.aspx

Here you will find a toolkit for action in preventing prescription Drug Abuse.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent KNOW Tips and TEACHable Moments
http://www.starttalking.ohio.gov/Prevention/KNOW.aspx

This site contains links to view and register to receive Parent Know Tips and Parent Know Tips for Faith Leaders (current facts about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as action steps they can take to help children resist peer pressure to use) and TEACHable Moments (specially designed tips for educators, sent out by email twice monthly for FREE, to help get those critical conversations started in the classroom).

SAMHSA Treatment Finder
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

This website helps you find a treatment provider on-line.


The Parent Project
http://www.parentproject.com

This site describes Education on effective parenting….because children do not come with a how to manual.  Local experts provide this outstanding parent training program in Fairfield and Butler County.  Check it out!


SEARCH Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets
http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18

SEARCH Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets form the basis of Fairfield Prevention Coalition’s work with youth.   Explore their site for many other resources to help parents, caregivers, and teachers effectively lead youth to successful lives.

SAMHSA
https://www.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/parent-resources

Check out these resources to help you start—and keep up—the conversation about the dangers of drinking alcohol at a young age  - from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/pdf/marijuana-teens-508.pdf

This site offers science based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information on the effects of marijuana on the brain of youth.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

https://www.drugabuse.gov/parents-educators

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/parents

Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health – from the National Institutes on Health (NIH)

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

https://addictionresource.com/parents-and-educators/

Here is a useful Addiction Resource Guide. If you or anyone close to you is having trouble with a struggling teen, this guide has everything you need to know.


Partnership For Drug Free Kids
https://drugfree.org
This site offers researched and current information and tips for parents. Includes trending issues on youth substance use. 
    
Prevention Action Alliance (formerly) Drug Free Action Alliance
www.drugfreeactionalliance.org
This Statewide Ohio organization formed to advocate for parents and youth in preventing youth illegal substance use.  This site provides tips for parents ,teachers and other youth advocates. Represents parents and community in Ohio State Legislature. Is the “watch dog” for legislation that might put our children at risk. 

 

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
https://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov 
This site provides One stop shopping on many topics that concern families and youth with multiple resource suggestions and sites. 

Alcohol Addiction Self-Assessment
https://addictionresource.com/alcohol-addiction-screening/ 

Drug Addiction Self-Assessment
https://addictionresource.com/drug-addiction-self-assessment/ 


THRIVE app
https://www.adolescenthealth.org/About-SAHM/Healthy-Student-App-Info.aspx
Developed by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, this app provides parents with conversation starters for sensitive topics and information on risk-oriented behavior, such as drinking and smoking

Healthy Children by the American Academy of Pediatrics
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/substance-abuse/Pages/default.aspx

This website provides resources for parents of adolescents on substance abuse and treatment, including A Parent’s Guide to Teen Parties and Drug Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents

College Drinking Prevention
www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/CollegeParents/ 
This website provides research-based information for parents on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students. 

Guide to Parent practices that can prevent Youth Substance Abuse
http://www.preventteendruguse.org/pdfs/HelpReducetheChancesYourChildWillDevelopaDrugorAlcoholProblem.pdf

This document provides parents with parenting practices that can prevent Youth Substance Abuse.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most
https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/parents-who-host

This site describes A public awareness program educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.

G.A.P. Network
https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/the-gap-network

This site provides information about The G.A.P. Network.  These advocacy group members are family engagement advocacy groups and individuals who provide a voice for the thousands of Ohio individuals and families impacted by substance use - especially the heroin/opiate epidemic.