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Ambassadors get FREE campaign materials to bring the power of Informed Families' four universal prevention campaigns to their school. PTA leaders, Educators and Prevention Coordinators, show your "Star" power. Register today.

Red Ribbon Works...Just Ask These Kids

Red Ribbon Works...Just Ask These Kids

Elementary students at Renaissance Charter School in Doral, Florida decided they wanted to do something special for Red Ribbon Week this year. Check out their heartwarming story.

Tips For Raising Considerate Children

Tips For Raising Considerate Children

It's that time of year again when we give thanks for our many blessings. We express our gratitude and many of us reach out to others in need in the spirit of giving. One day a year is nice, but how can we encourage our children to be more grateful, caring and considerate all year long?

2014 Dinner at Joe's - A Huge Success

2014 Dinner at Joe's - A Huge Success

Celebrating 29 years of partnership, Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership and Joe’s Stone Crab joined together to host the highly successful 29th Annual Informed Families Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, Fla. on Monday, May 19. Over 400 attendees enjoyed the festivities; more than $200,000 was raised at the event to support Informed Families’ statewide prevention programs and initiatives designed to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug fre

Lock Your Meds

Lock Your Meds

More than 3.1 million teens ages 12 to 17 report abusing prescription drugs. The Lock Your Meds® campaign is sponsored by the National Family Partnership to combat prescription drug abuse among youth. The target audience for Lock Your Meds® is 20-80 year-old adults, with the primary focus on keeping prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals away from drug abusers. Many adults may be unwitting suppliers and by making adults aware of the problem we can curb the abuse by others

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Safe Homes Smart Parties 2014

Safe Homes Smart Parties 2014

The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 (NIDA, 2002). Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Will you help to change these statistics? Safe Homes Smart Parties is a statewide initiative developed by Informed Families and implemented by parents of teens and preteens to ensure that drugs, alcohol and cigarettes will not be permitted at parties held in their homes and discouraged at parties in the community. Parents take ownership of the program by signing the pledge.

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Family Day® - Happens in late September and encourages families to eat dinner together at least four times a week. This simple act has been shown to dramatically reduce drug and alcohol use among our youth.

Family Day® - Happens in late September and encourages families to eat dinner together at least four times a week. This simple act has been shown to dramatically reduce drug and alcohol use among our youth.

Hectic work schedules, after-school activities and time spent with school friends often interfere with dinnertime. Yet research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University consistently finds that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. image Created by CASA in 2001, Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children is a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce substance abuse among children and teens. Parental involvement is the most potent weapon in preventing substance abuse among youth!

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Red Ribbon

Red Ribbon

The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-October 31 each year. Wear your Red Badge proudly and have the courage to say no to drugs!!! WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon.

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Did you miss a "must see" Lunch & Learn event. No problem, now you can watch the recorded event on your own schedule. Share the videos with your family, friends or PTA members.

2014 Red Ribbon Theme

Introducing The 2014 National Red Ribbon Week Theme: Love Yourself. Be Drug Free

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Read Our Latest Newsletter

Read the July 2014 eCATalyst newsletter, featuring Tools & Tips for parents, School Spotlight, Webinar invitation, Board Spotlight and more!

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