|10 Tips for talking with kids about tough issues |
10 great tips! We will feature these 10 tips in our Jan.-Feb. and March-April newsletters on our Family Focus page.
|40 Ways to Build Assets in Children & Teens (brochure)|
Brochure and website
|The Search Institute ||http://www.search-institute.org/|
This colorful brochure lists 40 easy ways to help youth become confident and socially aware. Great tips for parents and guardians!
|Adult Children of Alcohoics World Service Organization||Various ||http://www.adultchildren.org/|
Adult Children of Alcohoics World Service Organization-For adults who grew up in an alcoholic home. A few meetings in Reno, Yerington and Carson City, NV
|Al-Anon Meeting Schedule for the areas we serve.|
Northern Nevada (and some areas of California) Meeting List
For friends and families, whose loved one has a problem with alcohol, includes Alateen meetings.
Schedule of weekly Al-Anon meetings for the following areas in Nevada: Reno, Carson City, Yerington, Incline, Winnemucca, Sparks, Fallon, Elko, Dayton, Battle Mountain, Gardnerville & Minden - Meetings in California: South Lake Tahoe, Truckee & Bishop
|All Northern Nevada Young People In Alcoholics Anonymous||NA ||http://annypaa.org/|
ALL NORTHERN NEVADA YOUNG PEOPLE IN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
The aim of young peoples groups is to help newcomers understand that they need not experience years of drinking, loss of family, friends and finances to be ready for sobriety. They help bring the newcomers into the mainstream of A.A. Recovery, Unity and Service through the 12 Steps, the 12 Traditions and the 12 Concepts for World Service by carrying A.A.'s message to the suffering alcoholic.
Groups in Carson City, NV & Reno, NV
|Be Drug Safe! Information on current drug trends in the Lake Tahoe area|| ||http://www.BeDrugSafe.com/|
Info for parents and teens on the following most populare drugs in south Lake Tahoe: Spice, Bath Salts, Marijuana, Cocaine, Nitrous Oxide, Bromo Dragon, Drunken Gummies, Vodka Tampons, and much more!
|Childhood ADHD May predict Substance Abuse|
scienceagogo.com & The Journal of Abnormal Psychology
|Kate Melville ||http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/200307172251|
"The researchers found that individuals with severe problems of inattention as children were more likely than their peers to report alcohol-related problems, a greater frequency of getting drunk, and heavier and earlier use of tobacco and other drugs. The findings indicate that childhood ADHD may be as important for the risk of later substance use problems as having a history of family members with alcoholism and other substance use disorders."
|Client Handbook - Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders ||The US Dept of Health & Human Services and The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration ||http://|
Client Handbook - Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders
|Cope Care Deal-A mental health website for teens|| ||http://www.copecaredeal.org |
Good site for teens and mental health."The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands created its Adolescent Mental Health Initiative to synthesize and disseminate scientific research on the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in adolescents. The Initiative creates books and Web materials for adolescents on topics including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention. CopeCareDeal is administered with the assistance of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania."
|Helping Children Cope with Divorce|
|Cary S. Schwartz, MFT ||http://www.harmonycounselingcenter.org/divorc|
To view this aricle on line, double click on the link. We have also provided a pdf file of this article, just double click to view and or print.
A website for global recovery. Offers daily meditations, video meetings, speaker tapes, chat rooms & more
|Just a little touch up?|
|The Girls Scouts of Amercia ||http://www.girlscouts.org|
This is a 1 page article about how the modeling and entertainment industry consistently retouch their photos. How can young girls even come close to living up to something that isn't real? A great 1 page hand out for teen girls group; speaks to the importance of self-esteem.
"From asthma to ulcers, this section is loaded with articles about diseases and conditions that can affect teens. Look here for health information and resources for yourself or someone you care about."
|Money Matters: A guide to teaching finances to children|
"In today’s complex financial world, it has never been more important to teach children about responsible money management. According to a recent survey, over 30% of young adults report that they had not learned to live within a budget, the importance of saving or how to use credit cards wisely, before they entered the workforce."
It is imperative that parents and teachers instruct young people on the dos and don’ts of personal finances. Because we at Business Credit Cards understand the importance of being financially aware and financially capable, we’ve produced a guide to help educate younger generations towards a smarter, more financially informed future.
|NA:Sierra Sage Region of Narcotics Anonymous||Various ||http://sierrasagena.org./|
NA meetings offered in Northern Nevada & Eastern California
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
|Northern Nevada Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous|
Northern Nevada Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous
Meeting Schedule links for California & Nevada including Carson City, Reno & Sparks. Much more on this website including other useful links!
"TheAntiDrug.com was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Working with the nation's leading experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention, TheAntiDrug.com serves as a drug prevention information center, and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other.
The site provides parents and other adults caregivers access to:
Helpful articles and advice from experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention;
Science-based drug prevention information, news and studies;
Support from other parents striving to keep their children drug-free;
Perspectives of teens themselves."
|Recovery Connection|| ||http://www.recoveryconnection.org/drug-abuse-|
Drugs impact every organ in the body. In this easy to read graphic, we demonstrate the impact of the most commonly abused drugs on the body’s organs and its systems.
|Running in the Shadows-For Runaways, Sex Buys Survival|
New York Times
|Ian Urbina ||http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/us/27runawa|
November is National Runaway Prevention Month. an amazing article! It also features a video option if you scroll down a bit in the article.
|Running In The Shadows-Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways|
New York Times
|Ian Urbina ||http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/26/us/26runawa|
Great article, video option approx. 7 min. long. Scroll down a bit into the story and the video link is on your left. Powerful, eye opening.
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications-SAMHSA Store|| ||http://store.samhsa.gov/|
Order and download substance abuse and mental health issues related publications from the SAMHSA Store. Most are free.
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration |
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ||http://www.samhsa.gov/|
SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse
prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.
Information rich website.
|Talking With Kids|
"Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have -- and one of the toughest. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of disturbing issues that are difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain. We believe this Web site can help by offering practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues: sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol."
|The National Network for Youth|
|Various ||http://www.nn4youth.org |
"The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is committed to ensuring that opportunities for growth and development be available to youth everywhere. The youth we work with face greater odds due to abuse and neglect, homelessness, lack of resources, community prejudice, differing abilities and other life
challenges. For that reason, we are working to create a community of agencies, people and resources to champion the needs of the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow."
|The Sex Ed Handbook (link to site only)||Dr. Laura Berman ||http://www.oprah.com/relationships/Download-D|
Great resource for the tough conversation. Oprah has it on her website. The link we listed here will take you to that page. You can then choose to download the pdf and print the entire handbook. They also have tons of feedback from those who have used this tool and video interviews with Dr. Berman.
|NA ||http://www.vday.org/vgirl.html|| |
|Why They Run-An In-depth Look at America’s Runaway Youth |
|National Runaway Switchboard ||http://www.1800runaway.org/media/whytheyrun/r|
"Why They Run: An in-depth look at America’s runaway youth, presented by the National Runaway Switchboard, sheds new light on the runaway problem in America and begins to fill in the gaps of what is already known and what can be done based on new research." This link will take you directly to the page in which you can download your own 20 page report for free. (This document was too large for us to supply here on our site.)