News · August 11, 2017
As many of you know, the National Institute on Drug Abuse recently asked the Partnership for help gathering insights on the issues that parents face around their child's substance use. THANK YOU to all of you who participated in the survey that was distributed! This information will go a long way to increasing our understanding of the issue, and policymakers appreciation of the impact that SUDs have on families.
News · February 13, 2016
Please register for Talking with Youth About Marijuana: Know the Facts on Mar 03, 2016 3:00 PM EST at: Please join the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning project team at Abt Associates for a webinar on “Talking with Youth about Marijuana: Know the Facts”, featuring Sion Harris, PhD, CPH, on March 3, 2016 at 3pm EST. Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director, with Dr. John...
News · February 13, 2016
Below, please find a table of contents for the revised edition of the 20 Minute Guide: Introduction Helping with Understanding One Answer Does Not Fit All Behaviors Make Sense, Even Your Child’s Warning! Ambivalence is Normal! Enabling – An Overused Idea Pay Attention to the Lights! Practice, Practice, Practice! You Can’t Get it Right Every Time Helping with Self Care This is Really Stressful! Managing Your Emotions You’re Not Alone: Reducing Isolation Shame & Self Compassion:...
News · February 12, 2016
The Center for Motivation and Change publishes a great monthly newsletter. Of course you can sign up for it yourself, but I also wanted to provide you with a link here to access the newsletter. We think that you will find it very helpful and informative. Check it out!
News · November 19, 2015
Another resource from the Partnership! The Medicine Abuse Project is the Partnership's initiative to address the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Our great creative folks have created a brochure to help promote this site and information. If you are at a community event where you have the ability to share information, please contact me (Kevin) and I will send you hard copies of the brochure. I've attached a copy below so that you can know what it looks like -- Please don't print...
News · November 19, 2015
The Partnership has partnered with the Human Rights Campaign to develop a issue brief for parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth. LGBT are especially vulnerable to substance use disorders and this document can be helpful in helping parents understand the role they play in helping their children. Here is the document: And here is the article about the document:...
News · August 27, 2015
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is proud to participate in the Unite to Face Addiction event. As Parent Coaches each of you have your own experiences that underscore the importance of this effort. There is a lot of information about Unite to Face Addiction (UTFA) can be found on their website at Here, I want to focus on the Partnership's role. 1. Many Partnership staff will attend the rally to be held on October 4, 2015., and several will stay the next day...
News · August 19, 2015
At the NYC 2015 training we shared a video to set the tone for the training. It is called "Not Alone," and accompanies the music of Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy. Thank you for Tom for finding this song and video. (Ms. Staples is one of Tom's favorite musicians.) Thank you to Joan W for reminding me to post it here. It is a powerful representation of the spirit of parent coaching ... letting those who are suffering know that they are "not alone."
News · August 05, 2015
As many of you know, staff from the Center from Motivation and Change conduct a follow-up survey with Callers after Coaching has been completed. After the end of the formal survey, the surveyor asks the Caller if there is anything else they would like to share. The following are some of the responses they've received over the last few months: · Coach was wonderful; challenging and supportive. · Everything was helpful, including the Beyond Addiction book; getting these resources has helped a...
News · May 28, 2015
Today, the Partnership blog celebrated Denise Mariano for her recognition as an Advocate for Action by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: We are proud of you, Denise!

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