Start Talking Ohio

Start Talking Ohio
Posted on 04/03/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Start Talking OhioParents and guardians may now sign up for a free newsletter with tips and advice to keep kids drug free!

KNOW! is a drug prevention and awareness partnership developed by the Prevention Action Alliance that targets parents and caregivers of middle school students and empowers them to raise their children substance-free. Its goal is to increase communication between parents and their children about substance abuse. 

Know! provides parents (or guardians and other caregivers) with twice-monthly, free Know! Parent Tips by email that contain current facts about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as steps they can take to help children resist peer pressure to use. In addition, Know! offers free twice-monthly emails to educators and community leaders on TEACHable Moments that can help reinforce the prevention messaging from parents. 

A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making. 

The newsletter is part of the State of Ohio's Start Talking program, supported by Governor Kasich, to prevent drug abuse in Ohio's young people.