Empower Union County youth and adults to lead healthy, substance-free lives.

 
 

Empowering Teens to Live Healthy Drug Free Lives - Podcast Now Live!

UC Talks provides parents and caregivers with tools and techniques to help build strong children and have real conversations about drugs, alcohol, mental health, and suicide.

The confidence is already within them, help bring it out with UC Talks.

UC Talks campaign equips parents to build up their child’s strengths. When youth have confidence in themselves and know their parent’s expectations, studies show they are empowered to make good decisions, better regulate their emotions, and develop healthy relationships.

In the 2018 Union County parent survey, many expressed their concern about the impact of these issues on students:

Be Informed

Do you know what slang terms are being used for drugs, sex, or parties?

How about the amount of time your child spends on social media or screen time?

Have you asked your child about the pressure they feel related to grades, peers, or school?

Being informed enables you to guide your child through difficult situations.

Pay Attention

Have you noticed changes in your child such as energy level or mood? Are they getting ready for an important event like a test, a date, or a competition? Or is it something more serious?

These are times to check-in with your child and find out what is going on. Provide support or acknowledgment of their skills and choices.

Talk To Your Child

Spend one-on-one time with each child. They need personal time with you to share their thoughts and desires. Make sure they know your expectations and family values.

Express your confidence that they will be able to stand their ground when faced with tough decisions and that they have your support.

Upcoming Events

ACT Raising Safe Kids

The ACT Raising Safe Kids parent program is a workshop where parents, caregivers, and parents-to-be meet to learn more about parenting.

PASS, 648 Clymer Rd., Suite 120, Marysville, OH, USA

Click link below for more details.

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Screenagers and Screenagers Next Chapter

A virtual viewing opportunity for Union County families.

The Screenagers film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. (runtime about 67-minutes)

Next Chapter- Deals with High Stress, Anxiety, and Depression that millions of young people experience. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age

View on your own schedule Now until Nov 21, 2020.

Click the link below for more details.

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Questions about Social Media and your child?  Join us for a live Q and A

Now that you have watched the videos join local experts for a Question and Answer Session.  We will be live on October 27th and November 17th at 7:00 pm.

Watch this space for links to the live event on Facebook and Zoom.

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