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. _
College Parents Matter
A website founded by The Maryland Collaborate to equip parents with college-attending children with tools and resources that will help parents to better engage in effective communication with their child about alcohol and drugs. _
Talking with Children
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence provides information for families and friends to learn the key role of parents in beginning the conversation about alcohol and drug abuse. _
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.