Piecing together a safer and healthier community

#bekindtothemind

The youth advisory council helped spread the word about wise highs – healthy alternatives to underage drinking. #NPW2021

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Bishop McNamara Catholic School
Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School
Grant Park High School
Herscher High School
Kankakee High School
Manteno High School
Momence High School
St. Anne High School 

show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse

Over 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink or not . Send a clear and strong message that you disapprove of underage drinking.

Small conversations can have a big impact

When it comes to discussing the risks of underage drinking with your teen, there is no magic formula, but there is a major rule of thumb: have frequent small talks. This is one of the keys to keeping your child alcohol-free. It’s not about sitting down for one “big talk.”

Not only can this feel intimidating for you and your child, but it is often less impactful. Short conversations over time prove to be more effective.

 

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Working to improve the quality of life in Kankakee and Iroquois counties by trying to find solutions to the causes of school failure, substance misuse, juvenile delinquency and other life-compromising behaviors.