CTAD Communications

March 20, 2017
Teenage girls on beach taking selfie

Spring Break: Vacation from Routine Not from Rules

Research shows unsupervised youth (whether home or on vacation) are 3 times more likely to engage in risky behaviors. The good news is that when parents/guardians […]
March 20, 2017
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering

Partner Spotlight: Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering on The Strength of Shared Values

The Strength of Shared Values By City of Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering As parents, we work hard to raise our children to reflect our values. […]
February 27, 2017
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Strengthening Bonds To Keep Your Child Safe

The Nighttime Chat is the New Bedtime Story! How do you stay involved with your child when school and social activities involve you less and less? A […]
February 27, 2017
Video preview of District 109 Botvin video

Deerfield Public School District 109: Highlights of the Botvin LifeSkills Program

District 109 has taken a big step toward equipping its students and their families with tools that will help reduce substance use and abuse among children. […]
February 15, 2017

Communication is Key

Results of the Illinois Youth Survey show that most Deerfield High School and Highland Park High School students — 70% — choose to be alcohol free. […]
January 19, 2017

CTAD Successes in 2016

At CTAD’s Annual Meeting in December, coalition members gathered to review our accomplishments, develop a strategic plan for the coming year, and elect new board members. […]
January 19, 2017

How to Keep Your Cool with Your Teen

We have all heard it before: Don’t let your emotions get the best of you when your teen’s emotions go into overdrive. Easier said than done, […]
January 19, 2017

Partner Spotlight: A Legal Perspective from Anthony Kropp Deerfield High School Resource Officer

As a member of the Deerfield Police Department, I have served as Deerfield High School’s School Resource Officer – a first for the school – since […]
January 4, 2017

What’s the Big Deal about Marijuana? And How Your Teen Can Be Your Greatest Resource

With many states passing medical marijuana laws, and in some cases laws for recreational use of marijuana, it’s sometimes hard to convey that marijuana use can […]