Helping Parents Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Be Involved, Be Influential, Be a Parent

Want to add more skills for talking to your youth? Our local partners have a number of parent education opportunities avaialble: 

Allegan

Nurturing Parenting: From small children to young adults, parenting is tough. Join us for a 10 week class to build your parenting toolbox. A new class will start this fall! check back for more information. 

Muskegon: 

The second annual Fatherhood Summit is coming soon! 

Strengthening Families: Do you have a pre-teen or a young teen? Join us for class where you come with your youth and build communication.  We'll have a new class starting this fall. Details coming soon! 

Nurturing Parenting: We have a class in Muskegon to build your parenting toolbox! Our schedule for the new year will come out by the end of September. Look for our events on the home page. 

Ottawa: 

Explore how to talk to your youth about relationships. Register now! 

Strengthening Families: Do you have a pre-teen or a young teen? Join us for class where you come with your youth and build communication. This class is 2.5 hours for 7 weekly sessions. Coming straight from work? A light dinner is served.  The next class in Ottawa will be starting sometime in February or March. 

Just for Dads: Being a dad is different than being a mom, and that’s ok. Dad’s join us for this bi-weekly class where you choose the topics and get to hear from other dad’s about their parenting successes and challenges.  Classes are Tuesday nights. Just for Dads! (.PDF) This class is currently on pause and will start again soon. 

Nurturing Parenting: We have a class in Ottawa County to build your parenting toolbox! New classes starting in 2019. 

 

Other Resources: 

Download:Marijuana: Common Myths as Reported by Youth (.PDF)

DrugRehab.com has a new resource on how to talk to your teens. 

Have college-aged kids? CollegeParentsMatter.com has advice for talking to your college aged students about drinking and communication. 

   

Use the TalkSooner app for tips on how to talk to your kids about not using alcohol or other drugs.