STRUGGLING TO HAVE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS?
The “Talk. They Hear You.”® campaign is here to help
Research suggests that one of the most important factors in healthy child development is a strong, open relationship with a parent. It is important to start talking to your children about alcohol and other drugs before they are exposed to them—as early as 9 years old. For more information, visit www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov. MEADA, is proud to partner with SAMHSA to equip parents with tools to have successful conversations about substance use at any age.
GOALS OF THE CAMPAIGN:
- Increase parents’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and substance use;
- Equip parents with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to prevent underage drinking and substance use; and
- Increase parents’ actions to prevent underage drinking and substance use.
A GOOD PLACE FOR PARENTS TO START
Use these promotional materials created specifically for parents and caregivers to start talking to the youth in your life about substance use.
Youth make choices all the time about whether to try alcohol or other drugs and adults must decide whether to talk about it with them or not.
Some parents have more time than others to talk with their children. Here are some great conversation starters to make the most of every minute together.