Happy Father’s Day : tips and links for Dads and the people who work with them


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Students With Parents Who Set and Enforce Clear Rules Less Likely to Report Illicit Drug Use

Source: CESAR FAX, 18(41), 10/19/2009

Youths whose parents set clear rules for them are less likely to report using illicit drugs, according to data from the 2008-09 PRIDE Survey. Middle and high school students* whose parents set clear rules for them “a lot” or “often” were less likely to report using illicit drugs in the past year (12% and 21%, respectively) than students whose parents never set clear rules (49%). Similar results were found for having parents who punish them for breaking these rules (data not shown). Previous studies have found that youths living in households where parents kept track of their whereabouts and set curfews were less likely to report heavy drinking (see CESAR FAX, Volume 17, Issue 31).

Study Shows Benefits of Biculturalism : Latino teens happier, healthier if families embrace both cultures

CDC’s Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention has released resources and a formatted news release to help Latino adolescents and their families stay happy and healthy throughout their adolescence.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supported study shows that Latino adolescents in the United States who maintain ties to their culture of origin are more likely to develop healthy behaviors than their peers who do not. Latino adolescents with strong awareness of their family’s culture reported higher self esteem, fewer social problems and less hopelessness, aggression and substance abuse. CDC has developed tips to help adolescents and their families find this cultural balance.

Resources for Latino adolescents and their parents to keep adolescents happy and healthy are available now at: http://www.cdc.gov/espanol. CDC researchers are also currently available to provide additional information and interviews on these findings.

Link to Formatted News Release in English and Spanish:

Link to Special Acculturation Feature and Tools/Tips in Spanish: http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/especialesCDC/AdolescentesLatinos/

New Tool Created To Help Families In The Child Welfare System

Source: SAMHSA Bulletin, 5/10/2007

Screening and Assessment for Family Engagement, Retention, and Recovery (SAFERR), a new guidebook designed to help staff of public and private agencies respond to families in the child welfare system who are affected by substance use disorders, is now available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

SAFERR is based on the premise that when parents misuse substances and mistreat their children, the best way to make sound decisions is to draw from the resources of three key systems: child welfare, alcohol and drugs and the courts.

Order a free copy of SAFERR from NCADI by clicking here.

SAMHSA Launches New Web Page for Veterans and Their Families

A new section of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Web site at http://www.samhsa.gov  has been launched for veterans and their families.  The Web site provides critical information on prevention, treatment and recovery support for mental and substance use disorders.

Publications, fact sheets, and links to relevant agencies are provided along with information on SAMHSA-funded programs, agency activities, and training and technical assistance opportunities.  Individuals seeking substance use and mental health services can easily find information about local programs by using SAMHSA’s treatment facility locator.

Also today, SAMHSA convened a meeting with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and veterans service organizations to better understand the needs and to identify ways local community-based substance abuse and mental health service organizations can best be prepared to assist veterans and their families.  The discussion will help inform the development of guidance materials for states, local communities, and providers to ensure a coordinated approach to providing mental health and substance use services.

For more information, please visit Resources for Returning Veterans and Their Families at http://www.samhsa.gov/vets/ .

SAMHSA’s Web-based Family Guide for Helping Parents Promote Health Updated

SAMHSA’s Family Guide: Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free Web site, at http://www.family.samhsa.gov, has been enhanced and completely redesigned.

The enhanced Family Guide Web site offers interactive tools, activities, and video to help build and maintain healthy adult-child relationships. Research-based articles are also available on the site to help adults recognize and respond to youth substance abuse. Other features include a Newsroom, Treatment resources, and links to other SAMHSA programs.

Children of Alcoholics Week is Feb. 12-18

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) and its affiliates promote Children of Alcoholics Week 2006 from Sunday, February 12, through Saturday, February 18. The theme of this public awareness campaign, “A Celebration of Hope and Healing,” offers the potential for resilience in children of alcoholics if caring adults support the well-being of all children, but especially those who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction in their families. NACoA envisions a society in which these vulnerable children are encouraged to seek help and have access to adults who can help them.

Visit NACoA online at: www.nacoa.org.

Colorado residents can order free materials concerned with families and addictions as well as resources to support your Children of Alcoholics week activities by visiting our online RADAR Clearinghouse store.