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Parent Information

Parents are the first line of defense when children need help and support in resisting high-risk behaviors. The following websites provide information and guidance when discussing substance abuse with youth.

Parents The Anti-Drug (http://www.theantidrug.com/) is a site that is sponsored by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and provides a wealth of information for parents.

Helping Your Children Navigate Their Teenage Years: A Guide for Parents (http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/SVP-0013/default.asp) This guide was developed by the White House Council on Youth Violence and provides useful information and resources to assist parents with their teenage children.

Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention (http://www.athealth.com/practitioner/ceduc/parents_guide.html): This publication was developed by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America on behalf of the U. S. Department of Education' Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

Family Guide, a project of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, (http://family.samhsa.gov/) is a website designed for parents and other adults involved in the lives of 7- to 18-year-olds; the Family Guide Web site emphasizes the importance of family; promotes mental health; and helps prevent underage use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America's Partnering with Families (http://www.drugfree.org/Parent/) website provides drug prevention information for parents, caregivers and educators. The site is designed to inspire more parents and other family influencers to connect with their kids in ways that persuade them not to use drugs and includes free materials; an extensive list of additional resources, including books and movies; and multi-topic prevention and early intervention forum - the first of its kind - designed to enable parents to connect with other parents to share information and ideas, and to learn from each other's experience.

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free (http://www.alcoholfreechildren.org/),a unique coalition of Governors' spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol use in this age group.

National Institute on Media and the Family (https://www.mediafamily.org/) has developed numerous parent guides related to media issues and children. Some of these include Parent Guide to Social Networking, Parent Guide to Emerging Technologies, Parent Guide to Online Gaming, Parent Guide to Advertising, Parent Controls Guide, as well as many others.