CTAD Communications

September 1, 2017
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Homecoming is Almost Here

Your Teen Still Counts on You! Homecoming — a rite of passage that often comes with higher rates of underage drinking — is an opportunity for parents to […]
September 1, 2017
Parent Resources Goodie Bag

Breaking Down “The Talk” into Little Bites

Research shows that parents are the number one reason teens choose not to use alcohol or other drugs, and the best way to share your expectations is […]
September 1, 2017
Minelle Amezquita

Partner Spotlight: Bridging the Cultural Divide

Being Mexican-American, I grew up learning about my Mexican heritage, while also embracing the American culture. Because I lived both cultures, I noticed differences when it […]
August 18, 2017
Speaker John Underwood

Upcoming Event: Giving Your Teen an Extra Edge with John Underwood

Giving Your Teen an Extra Edge John Underwood: The Human Performance Project A Science Based Program for Parents to Help Guide their Children’s Lifestyle Choices for […]
August 11, 2017
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New Brochure: Parent Tips for Teen Parties

Community the Anti-Drug is committed to providing resources to support parents in keeping youth drug and alcohol free. The brochure Parent Tips for Teen Parties (also available in […]
June 15, 2017
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Turn Up the Conversation Heat

June/July are Peak Times for Teen Drinking & Drug Use Summertime presents our teens with a lot of unplanned free time and unexpected social pressures. Teens may turn to […]
June 15, 2017
Photo of Margaret Polovchak of OMNI Youth Services

Partner Spotlight: Staying Connected During Break

As a working parent of a 14-year-old son, ensuring his summer safety seems a daunting task.  His summer schedule, typical among his peers who are all […]
May 10, 2017
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Text-A-Tip: Help is a Text (or an App) Away

Your teen may be concerned about a friend or just not sure where to turn for help. An immediate response from a trained counselor — anytime […]
May 10, 2017
Paul Shafer Police Chief Highland Park Police Department

Partner Spotlight: “Prom-posal” for May Celebrations

As students prepare for prom and graduation festivities, so do our local police departments. Our goal is always for our students to celebrate these events SAFELY! Here is […]