Parent & Caregiver Resources
- 70% of Franklin County youth say their parents know their friends’ parents
- Just Say Yes Parent Cafes are a great way to get connected to other parents and caregivers while gaining skills to strengthen your family.
Tweens & Teens
- 87% of Franklin County youth say it’s easy to get warmth & care from their parents or caregivers
- As tweens and teens gain independence, a strong relationship with caregivers is more important than ever. Check out these tips for talking with teens  and other resources from the Center for Parent & Teen Communication
Preventing Substance Use
- 21% of Franklin County Youth tried alcohol at age 13 or younger
- Drinking at a young age not only increases lifetime risk of dependency but also sharply increases risk of injury and trauma from accidents, violence, and unplanned or unwanted sexual behavior. Parents and caregivers can reduce their kids’ risk by talking with their kids about alcohol and other drugs and taking steps to prevent teen drinking.
Promoting Mental Health
- 19% of Franklin County Youth said they have cut or harmed themselves on purpose.
- Ensuring that students are getting enough sleep, are connected to activities they enjoy in supportive environments, and have balanced screen & social media habits are all important to teens’ mental health. If you’re concerned that your child is struggling, check out these tips for talking with your teen about mental health, and check out the the local Mental Health Resource Page for crisis resources and links to services. Help and treatment are available!