Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched Family Checkup, an online resource that provides parents with research-based skills to help keep their kids drug-free. NIDA-funded research has shown the critical role parents play in preventing their children from using drugs. Family Checkup poses questions for parents to consider as they interact with their children; highlighting parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth. The resource incorporates video examples that show parents how-to and how-not-to emulate each skill with their own children. The tools were developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon.

Example 1: Relationship Problems and Clear Communication

Population of focus: Adolescents

Link to resource: http://www.drugabuse.gov/family-checkup

Organization: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Date: 2012