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Preparing for College

It is often said that parents do not know which is harder, dropping off their child for the first day of kindergarten, or dropping them off at college for the start of their freshman year. Both occasions give rise to ambivalent feelings – wanting to hold on and let go at the same time. There are ways to help ease these transitions. This article summarizes discussions from a group of SAY - Social Advocates for Youth parents who discussed some of the issues they faced when teens leave home. The article includes advise and tips on how to prepare you and your child for college.

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Distracted Driving Pledge

Talking on a cell phone while driving is like driving with a blood alcohol count of .08 percent, which is legally intoxicated. Be safe on the road. Take the Distracted Driving Pledge and make a commitment to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

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The Party Checklist and Teen Promise

Parents and their children should have open discussions about expectations before the teen heads out to a party, event or activity. The Party Checklist and Teen Promise are great tools to guide those discussions.

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Sex Trafficking Warning Signs for Minors

Youth from every socioeconomic background are at risk for sexual exploitation. Knowing the red flags and indicators of sexual trafficking is key to identifying victims and helping them obtain the assistance they need. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs that could be present when a child or teen is involved with human/sex trafficking.

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Parents: When You Talk They Listen

Eight out of 10 teens think that tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use are wrong. Most kids make the right choice thanks to parents, guardians and other trusted adults. Studies show that your kids are looking for - and listening to - what you have to say.

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  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention

SAY Playbook #1: Eight Things To Know About Marijuana

Marijuana use amongst adolescents is on the rise. While some may say that it is not as dangerous as alcohol, there is a lot of new research that documents the harmful effects that marijuana has on adolescents. This article provides several facts including what it does to adolescent brains and the relationship between marijuana and mental illness and other health conditions.

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  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

SAY Playbook #5: Talking to Kids About Trauma

There have been many frightening events in the news lately. As parents we need to know how to share this information in ways that our children can manage and that are age appropriate. This article offers six tips for talking to kids about trauma in the media.