To learn more about starting a conversation with a child about the dangers of underage drinking, try this interactive video link.
Sometimes parents, caregivers, and adults need help raising their child, grandchild, or youth in their community. Difficult questions around drugs may surprise some adults. The NLCCC wants to provide answers to the challenges parents face. Below are websites that could help you get these answers. If you can't find your answer here, contact the NLCCC for additional support.
It is a proven fact that early use of alcohol & tobacco leads to risky behaviors such as violence, addiction, unprotected sex, unwanted pregnancies, physical, emotional, and social changes such as depression, no interest in school or family and possibly death.
New London Adult and Continuing Education
Parent Empowerment Program
Parent Leadership Training Institute
MADD is offering "MADD Power of Parents" workshops here in your community!
Mothers Against Drunk Driving offers workshops for parents which educate parents about their influence with their teens, and equips them with conversational tools to talk to their teens about alcohol.
If you are interested in attending one of these workshops, please contact the NLCCC for details…
This powerful presentation provides parents with tips for connecting with your teens, as well as conversation starters for talking with your teen about alcohol use and harms of alcohol in general. Parents will walk away from this presentation with a wealth of information, as well as a handbook, which allows for self-reflection about what kind of parent they are, as well as tips on talking to their teens about making healthy choices about alcohol.
There are also training opportunities for adults to learn how to conduct the workshop for a group of adults. For more information, contact the NLCCC office.
Substance Abuse Resources