LONG BEACH AWARE HELPS CREATE AND MAINTAIN A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR FAMILIES AND TEENS BY ADVOCATING FOR LAWS AND POLICIES, PROMOTING ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES AND HEALTHY CHOICESLearn More
Tool-Kit for parents
In survey after survey, teens cite not wanting to disappoint their parents as the single most important reason they choose not to drink or use other drugs!
Unfortunately, there is no formal training in "how to parent effectively"... and babies don't come with 'how to' manuals! Sometimes we need some guidance and help along the way!
This toolkit is designed to help you!
We know that if you talk early and often with your kids about alcohol and other drugs, they are less likely to use them.
We've outlined what kids use most, how and where they get alcohol and other drugs, where they use them, what you as a parent can do. We've given you resources which are clear and easy to use. Knowledge is power - so arm yourself!
Long Beach AWARE sponsors several events throughout the year including Teen Nite Out, Hot Chocolate Give-Away at the Polar Bear Plunge, and Annual Town Hall Meetings.
These activities promote healthy alternatives to alcohol and other drugs - with the support, collaboration and generosity of the community, we have had success!
We also have an annual fundraiser, our 'Breakfast of Champions' which raises money to help defray the cost of these initiatives while at the same time acknowledging individuals and organizations who have been the foundation of Long Beach AWARE.