April 13, 2019
How Does Your Teen Say "No"

How Teens Say No

How Teens Say No A: In So Many Ways While our local survey data shows most of our students make healthy choices, prom is a high-risk […]
April 12, 2019
Parent/Peer Approval Strong Influence

60 Second Conversation Starter: Approve or Disapprove

60 Second Conversation Starter: Approve or Disapprove Parent/Peer Approval Strong Influence A teen’s #1 influence in their decision not to drink or misuse drugs is their parents. Seeking […]
February 15, 2019

60 Second Conversation Starter

60 Second Conversation Starter Speaking from the Heart Valentine’s season is the perfect time to tell your child how much they are loved and to reinforce that […]
February 15, 2019

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours Parents and friends influence teens’ decisions, but ultimately the choice to stay drug-free is theirs. This public service announcement (PSA) highlights what the […]
January 15, 2019
2019 New Year's resolution lists

60 Second Conversation Starter: Why teens choose alcohol-free

60 Second Conversation Starter: Why teens choose alcohol-free As we think about our 2019 goals and resolutions, what motivates District 113 students to make the choice […]
January 15, 2019

The Teen Brain

The Teen Brain A Developing Work of Art Research shows a teen’s brain is under development until age 25. This public service announcement (PSA) highlights the […]
December 29, 2018

A 60 Second Conversation Starter

A 60 Second Conversation Starter You Know Your Child Best Some good news to share: 89% of DHS & HPHS students have at least one adult […]
November 17, 2018

Teen Success & Health: Delaying Alcohol Use

Teen Success & Health: Delaying Alcohol Use Teens work hard at school, sports, extracurricular activities, and their jobs to be the best they can be. This […]
October 5, 2018

Best Line of Defense Against Fake IDs

Best Line of Defense Against Fake IDs As Chief of Police and a CTAD Board Member, I feel it is our responsibility to provide parents and […]
August 30, 2018
Anna and her friends

Courage From One of Our Own – Reflections from Freshman Year

Courage From One of Our Own Reflections from Freshman Year Starting college can be scary. Everyone is trying their best just to fit in – and […]
June 25, 2018

60 Second Conversation Starter

According to CTAD’s 2018 Parent Survey, 93.5% of District 113 parents do not allow their teen to drink alcohol. This summer, remind your children about your […]
March 23, 2018

“Nah, No Thanks, I’m Good” – The Many Ways Teens Say “NO”

There are many ways teens can say no without losing face to friends. A new public service announcement (PSA) currently playing on monitors in common areas of DHS and […]
December 13, 2017
PSA Video Image

Your Teen’s Future is Bright

PSA Speaks to Reaching Potential Teens determine their futures. This latest public service announcement (PSA) explores the negative impact alcohol has on the developing teen brain. One […]
June 15, 2017
Teens together at sunset

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 […]
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. […]
December 12, 2016

Holiday Celebrations & Teen Expectations

With the holidays around the corner, parents can reinforce their family’s expectations as it relates to alcohol so everyone can enjoy the spirit of the season. […]
August 26, 2016

Typical Teenage Behavior?

While most teens in our area make the healthy choice to not use alcohol and other drugs, others are struggling with frequent use or addiction. For […]
July 27, 2016

Teen Brain Development

Teen Brain Development Weather in Chicago is a lot like a teenager–unpredictable from one moment to the next. Teens are in a phase of change with […]