To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so. Click the link…

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Parent Alert February 2020 Fentanyl Fentanyl has been in the news a lot recently, and some of us are wondering what exactly it is and why it’s so dangerous. Because parents play such a critical role in substance use prevention, it’s important for them to be informed so they can help their kids make safe decisions.…

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Parent Alert July 2019 Tobacco 21 If you haven’t heard, Tobacco 21 was a success: Ohio raised the age of sale and purchase of tobacco products to age 21. What does this mean? Those under 21 cannot legally buy cigarettes, cigars, vape pens or any other tobacco products. Store owners will have to check IDs…

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the federal Centers for Disease Control   https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm   and the U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory on vaping https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf   the complete U.S. Surgeon General’s report can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/e-cigarettes/index.htm   for national usage rates you can check out Monitoring the Future: http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/18drugpr.pdf   SAMHSA Tips for Teens regarding e-cigarettes https://store.samhsa.gov/product/tips-for-teens-e-cigarettes/pep19-12

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Vaping   Resources: U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf Schools Respond to the Rise of Student Vaping https://www.edutopia.org/article/schools-respond-rise-student-vaping Vaping in Schools: 3 Million Students and Counting http://neatoday.org/2018/11/14/vaping-in-schools/ National Adolescent Drug Trends (from Monitoring the Future) – vaping is on the rise and represents the largest year-to-year increase in substance abuse recorded in this country for 10th…

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