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Parent Resources 

For a variety of resources, from underage drinking, marijuana, vaping, e-cigarettes, tobacco, and other drug information visit our resources page
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21 Apps Parents Should Know About

Before kids go back to school, police around the country are reminding parents about potentially dangerous apps.


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YouTube playlist featuring each app:


Preventing Child Neglect Training Series

​Developed by CANTASD and the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds, the Preventing Child Neglect training series raises public awareness and understanding of child maltreatment, its causes, protective factors that help shield children and families, and manageable steps that each of us can take to help reduce the likelihood of child neglect.

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Parents: Facts on Teen Drug Use

Get information to help you talk with your teens about drugs and their effects, and learn where to go to get help.

 National Institute on Drug Abuse for Parents


Tips for Talking and What to Say to Prevent Drug
and Alcohol Abuse

Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with — and protect— their kids.


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Children Impacted by Addiction: A TOOLKIT FOR EDUCATORS

Parental substance use can turn into difficulties at school for their children. Because of the unique relationship between teachers and students, the Toolkit for Educators offers evidence-based suggestions for helping students impacted by addiction. Often, impacted children are traumatized and forgotten.  This toolkit provides educators with lessons, do’s and don’ts if a child reaches out for help, teaching the seven “Cs”, and other resources. It helps students better understand the disease of addiction through handouts on important facts, the seven “Cs,” question and answers about addiction, and information on people who can help.

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Collaborating for Success - Parent Engagement Toolkit

Parent Engagement is vital to student achievement and personal success.

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Growing Up Drug Free: A Parents Guide to Prevention (2017)

DEA partnered with the U.S. Department of Education to update this publication that was last revised in 2012. This 40-page booklet offers information to help parents and other caregivers raise drug-free children. The guide includes an overview of substance use among youth; descriptions of substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make kids more vulnerable to trying and using drugs, and protective factors to offset those risks; suggestions for how to talk to children about drugs, regardless of their age; and tips on what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Growing up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention Spanish Version (2017)


Michigan Alliance for Families  is a statewide resource 

Michigan Alliance for Families  is a statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education.  We help facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities

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Keeping Youth DRUG FREE

This resource guide for parents offers advice on keeping children substance free. Review statistics about adolescent substance use, and learn tips on good communication. The guide also features substance facts and case studies for additional insight.

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Michigan Youth Parenting Awareness Day 

Organizer's Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to help you plan and implement an awareness day to celebrate and support the young parents in our state. These parents are working toward their personal goals while building happy, healthy, and thriving families. This toolkit is intended to provide support and materials that can be modified to meet the needs of your audience.  If you have questions, please email


The Responsibility of Parenting -
R U Ready?

In the hope of reaching teens before a pregnancy occurs, the Michigan Department of Human Services' Office of Child Support developed a teaching packet for teens called "The Responsibilities of Parenting - R U Ready?" The materials in the packet were designed to help teens understand the necessary time, energy, and tough decisions that come with parenting. "R U Ready?" emphasizes that a baby is a lifetime commitment and indicates the importance of appropriate timing and parental preparation before having a child.,4664,7-276-57380---,00.html


Kids Empowered

Kids Empowered offers programs and training to empower children, teens, parents and professionals to deal with unfriendly classmates and friends, bullying, relational aggression and to build confidence, emotional intelligence, character, leadership, self-esteem, fitness and social skills.

Kimber Bishop-Yanke, Founder, Kids Empowered
Facebook:  @WeAreKidsEmpowered


Drug  Prevention Resources 
for Parents

Free Downloadable Tools for Parents, Teachers, Community Members
Do you dread the time when your child asks you a question about drugs that you can't answer? It's not easy knowing where to turn when you need answers about your child's behavior. We've simplified the process for you. This is your section for tips, resources and answers about substance use and what's going on with your teens that affects your family.

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