Positive Pressure is growing its “Parents, Take a Stand” campaign and offering new tools and resources to parents. In addition to their media campaign and informational resources, the coalition has launched an online message board and social media page. These interactive pieces have been created to help parents ask questions, share tips and experiences, and engage in conversations with each other around substance abuse, raising children, and more.
The coalition hopes these new resources will help more parents talk to their children about substance abuse, which has been shown to decrease youth drug use.
“It’s a hard conversation to have, and many people may not know where to start,” said Positive Pressure Coordinator Tana Nelsen. “We’re hoping that by developing more lines of communication, we can not only increase the number of parents who talk to their kids about substance abuse, but also provide them with the tools they need to make those conversations successful.”
To pose your question or share your experiences, visit PositivePressure.org/tips today. And be sure to follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/ParentTakeAStand.