All parents deserve support in the important job of keeping children safe. Begin to teach your children basic safety skills as early as possible, in the same way that you would teach them traffic safety rules. We hope these tips are helpful, but they are only a first step. To make sure children remember and use safety skills, it is important that safety material is part of their school curriculum.
This fact sheet features a comic strip of two women discussing how they help their children learn to make decisions for themselves. The story offers several strategies that parents can use to help their children and adolescents learn how to make healthy decisions for themselves. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet describes characteristics of youth at risk for getting involved in substance abuse and characteristics of youth who are least likely to abuse substances. It offers tips for parents to help their teens have less of a risk for drug abuse in the future.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides tips for families on healthy communication such as active listening and thoughtful speaking. Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet describes the harms that stress can put on the lives of individuals and families and provides helpful tips for managing stress.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet gives tips for parents on healthy parent-child communication including using encouragement, I-messages, positive messages, and active listening.Note: PDF version available.
This tip sheet gives numerous ideas for parents of how to spend time together as a family year-round, at home, and in the community.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet features a comic strip discussing choosing a set weekly family time and how to choose a time and activities as a family.
This fact sheet features a comic strip of two mothers discussing how they make, communicate about, and enforce family rules.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides some tips on how to prepare children and the family as a whole for a new school year. Note: PDF version available.