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Today’s Drugs: Tips for Parents
Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Kevin Hunter, Captain of the Vice & Narcotics Division at the Fort Wayne Police Department shares tips for parents in talking about drugs with their child or loved one. (4:56 minutes)
Teen prescription drug abuse
Parents needs to know the growing problem of teen prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse. This video shares where teens are getting their prescription drugs […] (3:50 minutes)
The Heroin Epidemic
This is a 2015 documentary produced by Bryan’s Hope to raise awareness of the heroin epidemic. This video features people from Waterford, Michigan. If you […] (52:37 minutes)
Anxiety and the Family
Provided by Yale University, this film shares information on pediatric anxiety and offers information on how to assist your child who may be suffering from […] (12:22 minutes)
Dangers of Synthetic Drugs
It is important to educate our children on the dangers of drugs, including synthetic drugs, such as, Spice. This news report shares a story about […] (8:07 minutes)
College Students Speak to Parents
Published by KnowsyMoms, this short video provides answers from college students about what advice they would offer to parents. It’s healthy to understand both sides,and […] (3:04 minutes)
How to Deal with Bullying
Advice from Liz Laugeson, PsyD on how to teach our children how to deal with bullying and teasing. (1:42 minutes)
College Students: A Mental Health Check
Video produced by Rudy Pineda, Director of College Services. Video is to persuade college students to get mental health help when they experience the stress. (3:02 minutes)
Common Hiding Spots for Drugs
Captain Kevin Hunter, Vice and Narcotics Division, Fort Wayne Police Department, walks parents through where to check in their child’s room for hidden drugs. (8:16 Minutes)
Teen Suicide Prevention – Ask. Say Something.
Teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes […] (3:47 Minutes)
Mental illness is a disease or medical condition of the brain. You cannot separate the head from the body, so a mental health situation could negatively affect other areas of your body and well-being.
Other disease gain support of family and friends, and can easily be talked about. Mental health issues should also gain this same level of support, and should be easily talked about without worry of stigma.
Children are not immune from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. They can experience PTSD from traumatic events. And, they may not always open up to you.
Children and teens can try to cope with issues by taking drugs and alcohol.