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. Members receive weekly emails with tips and resources for a variety of topics such as setting expectations and consequences, developing a cell phone contract, addressing cyberbullying, and more. Parent will also receive links to FREE webinars featuring national speakers. Bulloch Parent Network will meet in person quarterly.
Weekly emails with tips & resources for parents
FREE webinars featuring national speakers
Join the Bulloch Parent Network
In partnership with SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), and funded by the STOP Act grant (Sober Truth On Preventing) Underage Drinking Act, Bulloch Alcohol and Drug Council developed an initiative called: Bulloch Parent Network – 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.
Increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use.
Empower parents by providing effective tools and valuable resources, they need to address these issues properly.
Provide a platform for parents and caregivers to get informed and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use.
To create and sustain a vibrant Parent Network that allows parents and caregivers to connect, engage and support each other as they experience the challenges common to youth navigating adolescence.
To have a community of Parents, caregivers, or mentors promoting a nurturing environment that encourages teens to make safe and smart choices.
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.
Research Shows That A Strong, Open Relationship With A Parent Is One Of The Most Critical Factors For A Child’s Healthy Development.
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
MADD’s full parent handbooks, found at madd.org/ powerofparents, for more 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
RESOURCES DESIGNED FOR YOU: Our 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 – Parents
Parents DO make a difference
“To reduce teen alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and other drug use by empowering parents with factual information and the tools to support their children in making healthy and safe choices.”
Ask. Listen. Learn. Website
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibly
Explore our resources that teach kids how alcohol and cannabis impact their developing brain and body.
Johnny’s Ambassadors Website
Youth Marijuana Prevention
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
You are your child’s greatest champion and advocate. We are yours. Connect with us for personalized support and services.