Talking with Kids about Drugs & Alcohol

74% of Kids turn to their Parents for Guidance on Drinking madd®

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Parents have the power to help kids make healthy decisions that can keep them safe. In fact, research shows parents are the primary influence on a teen or child’s decisions about drugs and alcohol. 

Students are welcome to attend at the discretion of their parent or guardian.  

April 27, 2017 | 6:00pm 

Trailview School
200 N 9th St, Mora, MN

FREE Community Event
Light Supper Provided
Childcare Available

Agenda:
Refreshments/Meal 5:45 pm
Welcome & Introductions 6:00pm
Short Video
Talking with Teens -MADD
IMPROVE Troupe
Q & A
Parent Toolkits – Adjourn 7:30 pm

Click here to print or download flyer >

If you have questions, please contact Patti Miller @ 320-679-6321

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Medicine cabinet safety

National Medicine Abuse Awareness – week 2

Medicine Cabinet Safety

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Create a Medicine Action Plan. Be sure you’re using and storing medicines safely in your home. #PreventRxAbuse
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Cleaning out your cabinet? Safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and non-prescription medications at the Drug Drop Box located in the Lobby at the Kanabec County Jail open 24/7/365. Click here for more info.

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Talking to Your Child When You Suspect Drug Use

From an article dated August 19, 2014,on the website “Get Smart about Drugs” we found the following tips helpful when talking with your teen about suspected drug use:

Cute teen boy with his young mother at home“TIP: Be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol.

Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something going on that we need to talk about?”

Be specific. Explain what you observed to make you concerned. For example, you found missing pills or an empty pill bottle. Or your child’s appearance indicates a problem.

Be prepared for strong reactions. Your child may accuse you of snooping or say you’re crazy. Stay calm.

Reinforce what you think about drug use. Tell her how much you care for him or her.

Get help from the experts. Contact the school counselor, school nurse, or family doctor about your concerns.

For the full article please click here.

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Everyone is an Asset Builder Training – October 13, 2014

Search InstituteThis community workshop is provided by Search Institute with Jim Conway as the guest speaker.  Mr. Conway has over 25 years experience providing training and consultation to youth serving professionals. 

Hosted by Kanabec County Public Health and the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County, the goal of this workshop is to:

  • Identify the strengths and supports that are essential for a youth to succeed in all aspects of their life.
  • Identify qualities of key individuals who play powerful roles in our youth’s life.
  • Make a positive difference in our youth’s everyday life.
  • Challenge you to make personal commitments to take personal action to support youth success. 
  • A perfect way to build public will and engagement in other community efforts.

If you would like to attend, Click here to register online
OR to print and mail, please click here PDF Assets Registration Form.  If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Krippner at 320-679-6330. 

 This training is open to everyone in our community! Click on the following link to print and share the information with your friends, family and co-workers Save the Date-Everyones and Asset Builder Flyer 

 

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Parent Survival Kits

Survival KitThe transition from Middle School to a Freshman in High School can be a difficult time for both the student and their parents.  At this year’s Freshman orientation, Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County provided parents a survival kit.  The kit included several tools that are helpful for both parents and teens so they can help identify risky behaviors and tackle peer pressure.

If you were unable to attend the orientation and would like to receive a Survival Kit, please contact Jenilee Wallskog at 320-679-6330.

If you are a parent of a freshman you may also be interested in 10 Tips for Incoming High School Freshman

 

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