Parent Message Jan. 2017

4 Tips for Real Talks with Teens about Sex, Drugs and Other Risky Behaviors
Have you noticed changing behavior in your teen? Are they losing interest in things they once loved? These could be signs of mental health of substance use. You don't have to be an expert, just showing your child you're available to listen can open the door.
Click here for tips on how to start the conversation: http://www.possibilitiesforchange.com/teenspeak/real-talks-with-teens-IN...

Benefits for Young People
Connections with caring adults help teens develop perspective and build a sense of boundaries and responsibility. 44% of local young teens say they do not have an adult they would go to if they needed help with a problem. As a parent, you are still very important to your child but they also need other adults in their life.
Here is a link for more information: http://youth.gov/youth-topics/mentoring/benefits-mentoring-young-people