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Mission Possible: Keeping Middle Schoolers Safe!

Mission Possible: Keeping Middle Schoolers Safe!

REGISTER HERE Arlington’s READY Coalition to reduce teen alcohol and drug use, the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, and the Arlington Department of Human Services – Child and Family Services invites you to learn to more about: Signs of youth substance use — what to be aware of and look for Tips for […]

Let's Talk About Prom

Let’s Talk About Prom

Parents, it’s time to talk about prom and graduation. Too often juniors and seniors will pop last minute changes in plans on parents who aren’t ready to navigate the alternatives. Start talking to your teen in advance. Set  your expectations that plans need to be finalized in plenty of time. Each year, APS sends out […]

7 Tips for Talking to Teens

7 Tips for Talking to Teens

Sonia Quiñónez from SCAN of Northern Virginia interviewed READY Project Coordinator, Kate McCauley, for SCAN’s Clear Channel Parenting Today radio show. Parenting Today radio program Talking to teens sometimes feels as if you need a special language, or a special touch. Here are some tips that might help conversations go more smoothly: 1 – Try […]

Are You READY?

Are You READY?

It’s time to change our thinking about teenage drinking and drug use! Talk to the kids you know. They need to hear from you. For more information about how to talk to your teen, see Tips and What’s the Big Deal? You’ll find great ideas: 7 Tips for Talking to Teens Talking about College Drinking and A Reading […]

Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents

To ensure a successful school year for teens, check out these 10 Tips from Parent Further! 1. Your high-school student should be thinking about his/her future. Will I go to college? Should I try to find a job? What should I do? Listen to him/her, support him/her, and have an open mind about the endless […]

HAZE: Drinking to Belong

HAZE: Drinking to Belong

Arlington’s READY Coalition has shown HAZE, a short video for parents and their high school students. HAZE tells the story of an 18 year-old who had just graduated from high school and the preventable tragedy that occurred. Through this video, his family gives parents and others an opportunity to learn more about the role of […]