Safe and Healthy Homewood

Safe and Healthy Homewood To empower the youth and adults of Homewood to choose a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by uniting resid

When the coalition was established, various entities of the community were encouraged to be involved:

School
Business
Parent
Youth (18 or younger)
Media
Youth-Serving Organization
Law Enforcement
Civic/Volunteer Group
Religious/Fraternal Organization
Health Care Professional
State, Local, or Tribal Government Agency with expertise in the field of substance abuse
Other organization involved in reducing substance abuse

Keep the connection with your child strong by getting to know their friends and their friends' parents. Networking with ...
01/17/2024

Keep the connection with your child strong by getting to know their friends and their friends' parents. Networking with other parents will also help you share the rules that you have set for your child with other adults who they may spend time with.

Please mark your calendars, and make plans to join us for "Eating Disorder Prevention" presented by Amie Guice, MAEd, RD...
01/17/2024

Please mark your calendars, and make plans to join us for "Eating Disorder Prevention" presented by Amie Guice, MAEd, RD, LD, CEDRD. Join us virtually on Tuesday, February 6th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. (Google Meet: meet.google.com/dbv-hzmj-xwf)

Let your child know you are interested in their day by asking specific questions. Keep the lines of communication open b...
01/16/2024

Let your child know you are interested in their day by asking specific questions. Keep the lines of communication open by starting conversations in a simple way.

"Finding just the right balance with your tween probably won’t be the easiest parenting job you’ve ever had. It will tak...
01/16/2024

"Finding just the right balance with your tween probably won’t be the easiest parenting job you’ve ever had. It will take some trial and error, but keeping the channels of communication open during these years is well worth the work you’ll have to put in."

https://childmind.org/article/10-tips-for-parenting-your-pre-teen/

Finding just the right balance with your tween probably won’t be the easiest parenting job you’ve ever had. It will take some trial and error, but keeping the channels of communication open during these years is well worth the work you’ll have to put in.

If you develop trust with pre-teens you can offer them a safe place to come back to no matter what happens in the new world they’re inhabiting, and in doing that you’ll also be setting the stage for a smoother adolescence.

A few of Dr. Kirmayer's book recommendations include:
– The Boy’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham
– The Care and Keeping of You by Valarie Schaefer
– Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Drugs and Choices by Dominic Cappello

Read the 10 tips here: https://childmind.org/article/10-tips-for-parenting-your-pre-teen/

We are excited to partner with All In Mountain Brook to host "Highs Hidden in Plain Sight" presented by Jermaine Gallowa...
01/15/2024

We are excited to partner with All In Mountain Brook to host "Highs Hidden in Plain Sight" presented by Jermaine Galloway "The Tall Cop". Please mark your calendars and join us at Mountain Brook High School on Monday, January 29 at 6:00 pm. To register: https://www.allinmountainbrook.org/.

We have numerous educational parent programs scheduled this spring. We hope that you can join us for "Eating Disorder Pr...
01/12/2024

We have numerous educational parent programs scheduled this spring. We hope that you can join us for "Eating Disorder Prevention" presented by Amie Guice, MAEd, RD, LD, CEDRD. Join us virtually on Tuesday, February 6th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. (Google Meet: meet.google.com/dbv-hzmj-xwf)

Join us TODAY: The next topic in our web series on Raising Resilient Children is today, January 11th at 6:30 pm, "TikTok...
01/11/2024

Join us TODAY: The next topic in our web series on Raising Resilient Children is today, January 11th at 6:30 pm, "TikTok and Texts: Student Drug Trends." We hope that you will join us in partnership with prevention groups around the state for this important topic.

Este seminario web estará disponible en inglés y español. Regístrese en el siguiente enlace.

To register for this free event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiktok-and-texts-student-drug-trends-tickets-740303095487.

Join us TOMORROW: The next topic in our web series on Raising Resilient Children is Thursday, January 11th at 6:30 pm, "...
01/11/2024

Join us TOMORROW: The next topic in our web series on Raising Resilient Children is Thursday, January 11th at 6:30 pm, "TikTok and Texts: Student Drug Trends." We hope that you will join us in partnership with prevention groups around the state for this important topic.

Este seminario web estará disponible en inglés y español. Regístrese en el siguiente enlace.

To register for this free event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiktok-and-texts-student-drug-trends-tickets-740303095487.

A strong bond with your child, especially as they enter the teen years, can help prevent unhealthy behaviors such as sub...
01/10/2024

A strong bond with your child, especially as they enter the teen years, can help prevent unhealthy behaviors such as substance use. Stay connected with your child to help them grow up safe and healthy!

We are looking forward to continuing to collaborate to keep our children safe and healthy in 2024. Join us for the next ...
01/09/2024

We are looking forward to continuing to collaborate to keep our children safe and healthy in 2024. Join us for the next Safe & Healthy Collaborative meeting Tuesday, January 23 at 11:30 am. Join us virtually or in-person. For more information, email [email protected].

Parents, we know Mondays are hard, but you have got this!
01/08/2024

Parents, we know Mondays are hard, but you have got this!

Did your child receive a new smart phone over the holidays? We have tips for what to do after your child receives a new ...
01/05/2024

Did your child receive a new smart phone over the holidays? We have tips for what to do after your child receives a new device.

"Struggling to keep up with the apps, games, and websites your kids are using? Common Sense's Parents' Ultimate Guides c...
01/05/2024

"Struggling to keep up with the apps, games, and websites your kids are using? Common Sense's Parents' Ultimate Guides can help keep you up to date and answer your questions about all the latest platforms and trends."

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

The next topic in our web series on Raising Resilient Children is "TikTok and Texts: Student Drug Trends." We hope that ...
01/04/2024

The next topic in our web series on Raising Resilient Children is "TikTok and Texts: Student Drug Trends." We hope that you will join us in partnership with prevention groups around the state for this important topic on Thursday, January 11th at 6:30 pm.

Este seminario web estará disponible en inglés y español. Regístrese en el siguiente enlace.

To register for this free event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiktok-and-texts-student-drug-trends-tickets-740303095487.

"The   can be a difficult and stressful time. That's why it's so important to stop and listen to your own needs, too. He...
01/03/2024

"The can be a difficult and stressful time. That's why it's so important to stop and listen to your own needs, too. Here are some ways to take care of yourself one small way each day: samhsa.gov/find-support/how-to-cope"

The can be a difficult and stressful time. That's why it's so important to stop and listen to your own needs, too. Here are some ways to take care of yourself one small way each day: samhsa.gov/find-support/how-to-cope

If you missed the last program in our web series on Raising Resilient Children, "Risky Convenience: The Dangerous Substa...
01/03/2024

If you missed the last program in our web series on Raising Resilient Children, "Risky Convenience: The Dangerous Substances Available In Gas Stations", it is available online.

Do you know the dangers of the products lurking at your local gas station? Officer Holloway will examine the products that pose a risk to our youth including...

"If you're having a hard time, there is hope. The   offers support for everyone—and has specialized call, text, and chat...
01/02/2024

"If you're having a hard time, there is hope. The offers support for everyone—and has specialized call, text, and chat services for:

🫶 Veterans, service members, and their families
🫶 Spanish speakers
🫶 LGBTQI+ youth and people under the age of 25

Press 988 and connect with someone who is ready to listen."

If you’re thinking about su***de, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy 2024!
12/31/2023

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy 2024!

Is your child making plans for New Year's Eve celebrations with their friends? Establish rules and expectations around n...
12/29/2023

Is your child making plans for New Year's Eve celebrations with their friends? Establish rules and expectations around no alcohol, ni****ne or other drug use. For tips on how-and when-to begin the conversation, visit www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov.

"Right from birth, kids learn new skills at a dizzying rate. And along with those new abilities, they also acquire the c...
12/29/2023

"Right from birth, kids learn new skills at a dizzying rate. And along with those new abilities, they also acquire the confidence to use them.

As children get older, that confidence can be as important as the skills themselves. To thrive, kids need to trust in their own capabilities while, at the same time, knowing that they can handle it if they aren’t successful at something. It’s by experiencing mastery and rebounding from failure that they develop healthy self-confidence.

Here are 12 ways you can set kids up to feel capable and get the most mileage out of their skills and talents: https://childmind.org/art.../12-tips-raising-confident-kids/"

Right from birth, kids learn new skills at a dizzying rate. And along with those new abilities, they also acquire the confidence to use them.

As children get older, that confidence can be as important as the skills themselves. To thrive, kids need to trust in their own capabilities while, at the same time, knowing that they can handle it if they aren’t successful at something. It’s by experiencing mastery and rebounding from failure that they develop healthy self-confidence.

Here are 12 ways you can set kids up to feel capable and get the most mileage out of their skills and talents: https://childmind.org/article/12-tips-raising-confident-kids/

"It's almost the  ! For some,   celebrations can trigger unwanted emotions or behaviors.  No matter what you’re dealing ...
12/28/2023

"It's almost the ! For some, celebrations can trigger unwanted emotions or behaviors. No matter what you’re dealing with, if you need someone to lean on for support, help is available. https://samhsa.gov/find-help"

It's almost the ! For some, celebrations can trigger unwanted emotions or behaviors. No matter what you’re dealing with, if you need someone to lean on for support, help is available. https://samhsa.gov/find-help

Discuss expectations with your child as well as parents who may be hosting parties this New Year's Eve. Support your chi...
12/27/2023

Discuss expectations with your child as well as parents who may be hosting parties this New Year's Eve. Support your children in making safe and healthy choices this holiday season.

Check out these ideas for helping teens have a safe and healthy New Year's Eve!
12/26/2023

Check out these ideas for helping teens have a safe and healthy New Year's Eve!

Let’s spread hope! The 988 Lifeline helps thousands of people overcome suicidal crisis or mental-health distress every d...
12/22/2023

Let’s spread hope! The 988 Lifeline helps thousands of people overcome suicidal crisis or mental-health distress every day. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org if you or someone you know needs support. ***deprevention

"Feelings of grief during the holidays is common. But that doesn't make it any less challenging or painful. There are re...
12/22/2023

"Feelings of grief during the holidays is common. But that doesn't make it any less challenging or painful. There are resources on childmind.org that provide guidance on how to cope with grief and help your child cope with theirs."

Helping Children Cope With Grief

"Here are tips for bringing more joy to the holiday season, provided by our School and Community Programs team who have ...
12/21/2023

"Here are tips for bringing more joy to the holiday season, provided by our School and Community Programs team who have delivered mental health support to more than 140,000 students, caregivers, educators, and counselors in over 9,000 schools."

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