Parenting Tools

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What to say to your child at every age to prevent drug use (Partnership for Drug Free Kids)

A comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information (Partnership for Drug Free Kids)

Find out how to better communicate with your teenage grandchild (Partnership for Drug Free Kids)

Listen to the latest research on how marijuana and alcohol cause permanent damage to the developing teen brain, lowering test scores (NPR)

Why do adolescents drink? What are the risks? How can underage drinking be prevented? (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

Learn the range of risks and negative consequences that can result from alcohol and binge drinking, and access underage drinking statistics (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

A family guide (Stop Alcohol Abuse)

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Local Prevention Programs and Initiatives

The Thelma McMillen Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center is pleased to offer a four-week program for teens and their parents, providing information and skills for identifying, preventing, and intervening in problems related to drug and alcohol use. The program is provided as a free community service and meets once a week for four weeks on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30pm. 

Currently employed in the classroom by MBUSDMindUP™ teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach.

Encourage your teen to share what inspires her/him to try to pass on drugs and alcohol. The MCHS student/alumni winner will receive a $100 gift card to Pages book store.

 

Click the image above to learn about Manhattan Beach's social ordinance laws and social host liability


Parenting Articles & Information

These articles have been recommended by MCHS Families Connected Parents

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education

 
CNN

CNN

NY Times

NY Times

 
Pulse

Pulse

 
healthy children

healthy children


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Parenting Videos 

One hundred and sixty residents attended Dr. Moe Gelbart's recent lecture, Raising Resilient Kids, given at the March Miracle of Living educational event at Shade Hotel.

Beach Cities Symposium - The Party Starts Long Before College: 
What Every Parent Should Know. 


What You Can Do