American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Facts for Families
Alphabetical resource listing of facts for families such as The Depressed Child, Children & Grief, Teen Suicide, Children of Alcoholics, Marijuana and Teens, The Teen Brain & more.
American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. This site focuses on the needs, questions and issues that parents and teens face; providing resources and guidance.
CATCH My Breath is a program developed to provide information regarding cigarettes and e-cigs. Click the link for materials, presentations, and program overview.
The Coach’s Playbook Against Drugs
Online booklet that gives advice/information for coaches talking to their teams about drugs.
A DEA resource for parents, educators and caregivers.
Provides free health-related education resources for PreK through 12th grade all aligned to National Health Education Standards. Click on the “Welcome” tab to learn more.
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA advances science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
Drug Facts: High School and Youth Trends
- NIDA discusses the health effects of specific drugs, effects of drug abuse, survey data from teens, as well as prevention and treatment options for youth.
Drug Facts: For Parents & Educators
Marijuana Facts for Parents & Educators
- NIDA for Teens gives information and the dates of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.
- Free resources for educators. DVDs, posters, and classroom aids for all ages. User-friendly, fun and interactive materials that make sharing the facts with kids and teens easy.
- NIDA for Teens website is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Created for middle and high school students and their teachers, this website provides accurate and timely information for use in and out of the classroom. Parents may find these resources helpful as well.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention’s mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom.
Stanford Medicine: Tobacco Prevention Toolkit
Modules for tobacco and nicotine education.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA provides an interactive site to help parents talk to their children and teens about underage drinking, which aims to reduce underage drinking among youth ages 9 to 15 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources they need to start addressing the issue of alcohol with their children early.
The CDC describes Teen Dating Violence and how to prevent it among teens.
Facing addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids