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Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Abuse

  • A Family Guide To Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
  • Talking to your child about Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking
  • Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free: A How-To Guide for Parents and Caregivers
  • Family Guide To Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free - a public education Web site developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to communicate to parents and other caring adults about how they can help promote their child's mental health and reduce his or her risk for becoming involved with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.
    The site's six main sections relate directly to what researchers and substance abuse prevention professionals term family-related "protective factors." These are situations and conditions that decrease a child's chances for engaging in drug-related and other risky behaviors. The site also includes information about "risk factors" that increase children's risk for using alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. With content focusing on children aged 7 to 18, the site includes topics such as how to better communicate with young people, activities for promoting "family time," and what to say when discussing a difficult issue
  • Cool or Clueless Quizzes for Parents
  • Too Smart to Start - An underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers, and their 9-to-13 year-old children.
  • Building Blocks for a Healthy Future
  • Truth about Club Drugs
  • Hispanic/Latino Parenting - To reach out to the growing Hispanic/Latino population, and prevent substance abuse in their communities, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the US Department of Health and Human Services established the Hispanic/Latino Initiative. They involved the community in the development of a variety of culturally-appropriate materials for various segments of the target population.
    SAMHSA's Hispanic/Latino Initiative has released two sets of materials. Phase I is aimed at parents, children and community leaders, and Phase II is targeted to Latinas ages 9-14 and their mothers and caregivers
    This family Web area offers articles and resources to help you lead your children toward healthy and drug-free futures. Special sections include parenting, which offers advice on communicating more effectively with your children, and Grandma’s Wisdom, which provides important information about guiding Latina girls ages 9–14 through the challenges of adolescence and acculturation. There is also a link to our bilingual Web site just for Latina girls www.soyunica.gov! Go through the pages of this unique site with a special girl in your life and talk to her about the issues you find there. Discussing the topics presented on these pages with others is a wonderful way to reach out to parents or youth going through hard times, and it is great to use as an ice breaker with girls you mentor.
    Throughout the site, parents will find informative articles on topics of interest to Latino families and will have the opportunity to order free bilingual materials. Soon, there will be a new product on DVD/VHS with information about substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, acculturation, community involvement, and violence prevention. Be the first to know when this product is available by signing up for our monthly listserv announcement!
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