High School Parent Newsletters



Empowering Your Teen Through Your Actions: The Role Model Update
Curious about family history of substance abuse disorders and risk to your teen? The Parent Post, high school edition, covers genetic resiliency, and how modeling behaviors regarding alcohol—and more—support and inspire teens to continue making healthy decisions.

Electronic Cigarette/ Vaping Update
Using electronic cigarettes is a risk most teens are not taking. The Power of Choice, and state and federal public health agencies are bringing resources to parents of teens about e-cigarette use. Find out the the health impact, important FDA news, and tips to recognize vaping.

Parenting Wise Teens
The risk of using an addictive substance drops for teens whose parents talk with them about not using alcohol and other drugs. The 2018 Illinois Youth Survey found fewer local teens are drinking than ever. Find out 3 surprising reasons fewer teens are turning to alcohol.

Celebrating With a Healthy and Safe Approach

Connecting with Your Teen

When the Conversation is Difficult

Resources Available Right at Your Fingertips

Parental Resilience: Ways Parents Support Each Other and Themselves

Marijuana and the Developing Teen Brain

Marijuana 101

The Importance of Substance Abuse Prevention in Adolescents

Setting Boundaries–Saying “no” can be a positive thing!

Family Strategies for a Safe Summer

I know or think my teen might be using–What can I do?

Helping Your Teen Become More Independent

Helping your Teen Deal with Changing Circumstances

Resolutions-Change as a Family

Positive Ways to Cope

How to Model Coping Strong

How to Help Your Teen to Cope Strong

How the Power of Choice Campaign Affects Your Student

The Vulnerable High School Student

Healthy Stress Management

Medical Marijuana

Reality Challenges Popular Beliefs

The Teen Brain and Addiction

The Importance of Substance Abuse Prevention in Adolescents

Helping Parents and Teens Connect

Celebrating with a Healthy and Safe Approach

The Power of Being a Positive Role Model

Showing How Much You Care by Saying “No”

DESK Intervention: Tools for Confronting Difficult Situations with Your Child


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