Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tips To Help Parents Keep Teens Safe During Graduation Celebrations/Summer Parties

Madison Patch (Madison, CT) May 25, 2012

"Graduation season is a time to share memories and celebrate accomplishments. The summer is filled with graduation parties and teens spending time with friends before they part ways for jobs and college. While this is an exciting time for everyone, The Governor's Prevention Partnership, in support of the 'Set the Rules' statewide campaign, is urging parents to open lines of communication and to talk with their teens about the dangers of underage drinking and drug abuse.
 'Set the Rules' is designed to provide information and resources to help keep Connecticut's youth from drinking alcohol. The statewide media campaign, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Policy & Management and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in partnership with other Connecticut state agencies (see below), educates parents and adults about Connecticut's social host law and the impact of alcohol on teenage brain development. 'We are asking all Connecticut adults to keep youth safe by following up on the Settherulesct.org campaign message,' said the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Pat Rehmer. 'Set the rules and tell children that underage drinking is not acceptable, that it is dangerous and illegal.'" Read More

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