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Infographic: When Parents Talk about Prescription Drug Abuse, Kids Listen (Even If They Pretend Not To)

This is the preview of the accompanying infographic. The full infographic is available at the bottom of the page.


In the age of smartphones, teens are so immersed in media that it may seem hard to get their attention. SAMHSA recently found that one in five parents of teens didn’t think they had much influence on whether their teen used substances. Even worse, one in ten parents of teens hadn’t spoken to their child about substance use within the past year.

Sharing Information to Help Youth Involved in Multiple Systems

Many struggling children among us face a range of challenges—from mental health disorders to poverty, violence, and unstable home lives.

One familiar (and frustrating) barrier to providing the help and support these children need is the uncertainty around whether and how to legally share information between child-serving agencies, including schools, mental health services, law enforcement, child welfare agencies, and the juvenile justice system.

A Message for October: Preventing Bullying in Our Communities

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of the devastating effects of bullying and the power of prevention.

With bullying in the spotlight, this can be a good time to start a conversation with your kids and other adults about bullying, or to think about your own role in bullying prevention. Our Preventing Bullying website can help parents, educators, and community members learn about bullying and find tools to prevent it before it even starts.


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