Parenting for Prevention: How to Raise a Drug-free Kid – 12 Hours


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This course will help the participant increase their knowledge of how parents can prepare a child for crucial decision-making moments. Based on nearly two decades of research at The National Center on Addiction

and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the information in the book, How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents by Joseph Califano Jr., is vital to any prevention practitioner working with youth and their families.

(Book not available electronically)  

Hours: 12

  • Prevent It
  • Parenting: The World’s Most Important Job
  • Your Adolescent’s Brain on Drugs
  • Talk to Your Kids About Smoking,  Drinking, and Drugs
  • Eating Meals Together: Dinner Makes a Difference
  • What Drugs are Likeliest to Temp My Teen?
  • How Do I Get My Teen to Understand the Dangers of Marijuana?
  • Mischief in Your Medicine Cabinet? Over the Counter and Prescription Drugs
  • For Your Teen, Availability is the Mother of Use
  • At What Times is My Child at Increased Risk of Drug Use?
  • In What Circumstances is My Child at Increased Risk of Drug Use?
  • How Can I Make My Home a Safe Haven?
  • What You Should Know About the Differences Between Boys and Girls
  • Substances and Sex: What’s the Relationship Between Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexual Activity?
  • How Can I Mitigate the Media’s Influence
  • Facebook Fears and Texting Troubles: How do I Parent My TechSavvy Teen?
  • How Can I Protect My Kids at School?
  • How Do I Help My Teen Cope with the College Years?
  • What are the Signs of Use? What Shall I do if I See Them?
  • What if My Child Needs Treatment?
  • You Can Do It