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/Safe 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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We Need You To Take Action
Critical mass is necessary to change a community. Families have the power to create change if we all work together and speak with one voice against binge drinking, underage drinking and out of control parties.
- Tips For When Your Teen Is Attending A Party
- Tips For When Your Teen Is Giving A Party
- Tips For When You Are Out Of Town
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While Safe Homes/Safe Parties is a year-round program, it is most prevalent during the spring months - when school proms and graduation ceremonies occur.
How do I get the Safe Homes/Safe Parties Pledge?
Informed Families pays for the printing of the pledges. The first 100 Safes Homes/Safe Parties Pledges are free; additional pledges are available at a minimal cost of fifteen cents (.15) per brochure plus applicable shipping and handling. By supporting this effort you are helping us to reach as many parents as possible throughout the state.
What happens to the signed pledges?
The signed pledges are mailed directly to Informed Families and entered into our computer. You will be added to the thousands of people who have signed this pledge. In addition you will receive Informed Families monthly newsletter, The Catalyst, complimentary.
Do we sell or give our list to anyone?
Absolutely not. We value your privacy