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Parenting Awareness Michigan celebrates people raising children and promotes year round education and resources for parents and caregivers. Its mission is to promote parenting awareness, education, and resources through state outreach and local effort. 

March is Parenting Awareness Month

Celebrating the people who raise our children, and seeks to:

  • Draw public attention to the critical importance of effective parenting to raise children who grow up to be healthy, caring, contributing citizens across the lifespan

  • Raise awareness that informed and effective parenting is a key factor in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention

  • Promote education and resources for developing parenting skills throughout the year

  • Encourage and assist in the development of parent networks throughout Michigan

  • Promote local parenting events in March

Local Activity

Michigan Alliance for Families resources to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education. ​

Michigan's Children - Public Policy in the best interest of children and families

Parent Action for Healthy Kids -  Family engagement is a fundamental element for helping our youth succeed

Eaton RESA - Tri-County Community Health Guide

National Family Support TA Center (NFSTAC) - supporting families and caregivers of children, regardless of age, who experience serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse - strengthen fathers and families and providers of services

Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (MCRUD) -provide leadership on state and national issues and to assist individuals, grassroots groups, and organizations to reduce underage drinking locally. 

Michigan Higher Ed Network - provides colleges and universities the tools, resources, and support to launch alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery programs on their campuses.

More Local, State, & National Resource Links

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2022 Parenting Awareness Month Proclamation

PAM Key Contacts - Currently being edited. Come back soon. :)

Additional Child and Family Resources

30th Annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference - Hybrid

November 7, 2022
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, Michigan
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For more information contact Sara Kirkpatrick, PAM Coordinator, Prevention Network,  517.393.6890, or

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