Bulloch Parent Network
Bulloch Parent Network is a community-wide network of parents of youth ages 10-18 seeking opportunities to engage in active parenting practices to reduce risky behavior in adolescents.
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Weekly emails with tips & resources for parents
FREE webinars featuring national speakers
Semiannual in-person meetings
Talk Early. Talk Often.
Parents have a significant influence on our children’s decision to experiment with alcohol and other drugs. Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with – and protect – their children. So it is important to start the conversation with the children about these issues at a young age and continue as they grow older and their level of interest and understanding changes.
Parent’s willingness to talk and listen tells the children they care about what they are interested in. It provides parents with insight into their world. These conversations are not one-time events. The campaign is built on the premise that engaging in conversation with our children is the first step toward preventing underage drinking and substance use.
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Get connected with easy and actionable guidance and information for use in talking with kids about the dangers of underage drinking and substance use.
About the Program
Bulloch Parent Network is an initiative developed by Bulloch Alcohol and Drug Council in partnership with SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign and funded by STOP Act grant (Sober Truth On Preventing) Underage Drinking and Other Substance Use.
Our mission is to ENGAGE and ORGANIZE all Bulloch County parents, caregivers, or mentors in support of our children, to reduce underage drinking and other substance use among youth under the age of 21.
By increasing parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use.
By empowering parents by providing effective tools and valuable resources, they need to address these issues properly.
By providing a platform for parents and caregivers to get informed and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use.
Parent & Caregiver Resources
Check out these “Talk. They Hear You.”® campaign resources to help you start—and keep up—the conversation about the dangers of drinking alcohol and using other drugs at a young age.
Talking About Alcohol
This interactive handbook from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) provides information on how to talk with your middle or high school-aged child to help shape the choices they make regarding alcohol.
Power of Parents Program
As a parent, you have the power to help your child make safer, smarter choices. This collection of resources, including the MADD Parent-Teen agreement, are a great place to start the conversation.
Make A Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol
Be The Influence
Be the Influence (BTI) is a parenting program which seeks to delay adolescent substance use and prevent harmful consequences associated with underage use. Sign the BTI Agreement, access biweekly newsletters, and more!
Ask. Listen. Learn.
This interactive website from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) provides tools and resources for parents, teachers, and families on the risks of alcohol and underage substance abuse.
Youth Marijuana Prevention
Johnny’s Ambassadors is a non-partisan, non-profit, grass-roots alliance of individuals and organizations around the globe concerned about the harms of youth marijuana use.
Partnership to End Addiction
Partnership to End Addiction is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. The DrugFree website features helpful prevention tools and resources.