Below are some links that will help you find the truth about the dangers of youth drug and alcohol use, ways to build positive elements into your child's life, ways to talk with your child about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and ways to help keep them safe in the event of an emergency. In our surveys we have found that over 90% of students think their parents would disapprove if they chose to use drugs or alcohol-they are getting the message, we just need to continue the talk. These resources can help you talk with your students about the dangers of youth drug and alcohol use.
Safe Homes Pledge:Sign the safe homes pledge to let other parents know that your home will be safe from underage alcohol and drug use
Search Institute: Search Institute bridges research and practice to help young people be and become their best selves through the 40 Developmental Assets. The Coalition can provide an overview presentation on the Assets and how they can be used. Contact Nicholas.email@example.com
SafeTALK: SafeTALK is a half day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.
Holly Coalition has a certified trainer in SafeTALK. If you are interested in schedulaing a training contact Nicholas.firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk They Hear You: Resources about talking with your children about alcohol and other important issues.
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities: A great resource for information and parent toolkits on various subjects including alcohol, marijuana and Prescription drugs
Talk Sooner: Resources to help in having conversation with your children about important topics.
Suicide Prevention Toolkit:Risk factors, warning signs and ways to help prevent suicide
NIDA: A resource for substance use and addiction science.
Center for Disease Control: A resource for healthy living
Partnership for Drug Free Kids: Great resource for substance information
Common Ground: Common Ground is a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youths, adults, and families in crisis. Through our crisis line and in person, we provide professional and compassionate service to more than 80,000 people each year.
Ok2say: OK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. Holly Schools are an Ok2say supported school.