Why Do Teens Act This Way? – From mood swings to risk taking, “normal teenage behavior” can appear to be anything-but-normal to parents and other bystanders. Watch a video explaining the teen brain and the maturation process.

Bullying Prevention – Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, there are several resources that may help.

Bullying Prevention – This guide offers a comprehensive overview for parents to learn what they can do to address and prevent bullying

Natural High - For Parents – Empowering youth by encouraging them to find their natural high

Prevention Action Alliance – Educational program teaching parents and teachers how to promote health and wellness in young people

Center for Schools and Communities – Prevention and intervention initiatives operated by schools, organizations, and agencies serving children, youth, and families

Child Trends – A guide to assessing and increasing school engagement

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Get Smart About Drugs: Intervene – A DEA resource for parents on how to prepare for intervention conversations with your child

Heroin: What Parents Need to Know (KidsHealth.org)

Lock the Cabinet – A movement to encourage adults to take all precautions to avoid prescription drug abuse by children

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

NIDA for Parents – NIDA’s teen site with a page dedicated to parents with information regarding: Drugs and Your Kids, Scientific Facts About Drugs and Drug Abuse Treatment

Stop Medicine Abuse – Dedicated to informing parents of teens abusing over-the-counter drugs like cough syrup. Website includes prevention tips, slang terms, and a blog from “Five Moms” on key topics.