In our on-going commitment to strengthening families, promoting health, and preventing addictions, the NC Parent Resource Center at Families in Action is pleased to announce an exciting new resource for North Carolina’s parents. In collaboration with Ohio Drug Free Action Alliance (DFFA) the Parent Resource Center will begin providing parents, prevention providers, schools, churches and other organizations, timely and useful research-based parenting tips through Know!, an initiative of DFFA.
Know! offers parents of children ages 11-13 monthly tips and the latest research to accomplish the following:
- Increase parental awareness that their children are at risk.
- Reinforce parents with the knowledge that their actions make a difference.
- Enhance and increase communication between parents and their children about substance use.
- Empower parents with simple, effective parenting strategies proven to prevent substance use.
Parents can trust the information they receive from Know! because it is coming from a credible source of substance abuse prevention information. Know! Parent Tips have also made their way into newspapers, magazines and other print publications from Washington to California and Texas to Maine and have now been used in some 35 states.
Families in Action and DFFA trace our roots back to the first parent movement of the 1980′s, with Families in Action being organized in 1982 and now celebrating our 30th anniversary, and DFFA in 1987. Both organizations were original members of National Family Partnership, both organizations helped introduce Red Ribbon Week to our respective states, and both organizations encouraged and supported parent-centered substance abuse prevention and the development of community substance abuse prevention coalitions.