Resources for Parents

Teen-Safe.org

Teen-Safe is an internet-based educational intervention for parents of high school students created in an attempt to make materials about teen substance use available to families, educators, and healthcare professionals. Our goal is to provide the latest science and true-life stories as educational materials to parents, and also to teens and pre-teens, to foster better family communications, promote resilience and healthy activities and reduce risky teen behaviors; to ultimately change young lives, preserve futures, and strengthen families.

If you have questions about Teen-Safe.org, or are interested in using Teen-Safe at your school please contact Erin Gibson.

MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Contract for Life

Students Against Destructive Decisions’ (SADD) Contract for Life asks teens to agree never to accept a ride from a driver who has been drinking alcohol or using other drugs, and to always wear a seat belt. Our center suggests that parents and teens age 12-17 have a discussion about this contract, and make a plan for safe rides home.

Pledge for Life

SADD’s Pledge for Life is designed to keep young adults age 18+ safe from either driving after drinking, accepting a ride from an impaired driver, or walking home alone. It asks young adults to identify 3 friends or family members willing to serve as a ‘committed other’. The designated ‘committed other’ agrees to help the young adult get home safely if called.


Resources for Teens

Above the Influence

An interactive website for teens offering videos and valuable insights on staying drug free, handling peer pressure, doctor Q&A, and advice from teens for teens on behalf of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Teen treatment stories and answers to common teen questions about drugs and alcohol.

TEEN-ANON

Help for teens who drink or use drugs and all those who love them!

Contract for Life

Students Against Destructive Decisions’ (SADD) Contract for Life asks teens to agree never to accept a ride from a driver who has been drinking alcohol or using other drugs, and to always wear a seat belt. Our center suggests that parents and teens age 12-17 have a discussion about this contract, and make a plan for safe rides home.

Pledge for Life

SADD’s Pledge for Life is designed to keep young adults age 18+ safe from either driving after drinking, accepting a ride from an impaired driver, or walking home alone. It asks young adults to identify 3 friends or family members willing to serve as a ‘committed other’. The designated ‘committed other’ agrees to help the young adult get home safely if called.