Resources for Parents

As a parent, you may feel disconnected or powerless from influencing your teen.

But you are their #1 influence. The more you know, the better you can help your teen navigate these tough issues. Check out these great resources:

Resources for Parents

 

YOU ARE YOUR TEEN’S #1 INFLUENCE

As a parent, you may feel disconnected or powerless from influencing your teen. But you are their #1 influence. The more you know, the better you can help your teen navigate these tough issues. Check out these great resources:

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ParentUP Vermont

ParentUp is the Vermont Department of Health's online tool for helping parents prepare their child for life's challenges, including: alcohol, drug use, and mental health.

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"Talk. They Hear You." App

This app by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

(SAMHSA), features an interactive simulation that helps you learn the do's

and don'ts of talking to kids about underage drinking.

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NIDA for Parents

This is from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Find out more about basic drug facts, drug abuse treatments, and how to prevent teen drug use.

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Talk 2 Prevent

If you want even more information, check out New York State's prevention resources for parents. There are a lot of infographics, PSA videos, and statistics to understand the issues.

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VT Department of Health

Vermont’s Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs oversees a network of health services in an effort to prevent, reduce and eliminate the

problems caused by alcohol and drug use.

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How to Talk to Your Teen

An article by Rae Jacobson about setting clear rules about substance use and helping give teens the structure they need to stay safe.

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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Make a difference and talk to your child about alcohol.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

Why you should talk with your child about alcohol and other drugs.

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Center for Disease Control

A comprehensive approach can prevent underage drinking and related harms.

E-Cigarettes and Vaping - First with Kids - UVM Children's Hospital

E-Cigarettes and Vaping - First with Kids - UVM Children's Hospital

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"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice."

Peggy O'Mara

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