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What Are Your Kids Hiding Online? Here’s How to Find Out

Posted by Informed Families on May 23, 2022 at 7:00 AM

 

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Topics: social media, drug trend, emojis

The Danger of Too Much Screen Time for Teens

Posted by Informed Families on May 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Our kids these days live their lives through social media, watching TV, and playing video games. Unfortunately, several new studies are finding that all this screen time is having a negative effect on their mental health.

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Topics: overdose, parents, screentime

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on May 10, 2022 at 4:20 PM

President's Message - May 2022

The work that Informed Families has been doing for 40 years is so important that it was officially recognized last night by the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, at our 37th Annual Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant in Miami.

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Topics: President's Message

Teen Drug Overdose Deaths Spiked During Pandemic

Posted by Informed Families on May 2, 2022 at 6:00 AM

We knew that the pandemic caused a serious mental health crisis among all ages, and that teens had an especially difficult time.

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Topics: overdose, parents

Building Trust With Teens

Posted by Informed Families on April 25, 2022 at 6:00 AM

It’s hard to walk the fine line between giving our kids too much freedom and not enough. This is why it’s important that we begin early to build trust with them.

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, teens, parents

Talking to Kids About The Slap

Posted by Informed Families on April 18, 2022 at 6:00 AM

 

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Topics: parenting, violence, anger, anger management

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on April 10, 2022 at 9:42 PM

President's Message - April 2022

When trying to teach our kids to avoid drugs and alcohol, doesn’t it sometimes feel like we’re fighting a losing battle?

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Topics: President's Message

It Can Happen to Anyone

Posted by Informed Families on April 4, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Too many people think that illegal drug use and drug overdose deaths can only happen to other people’s kids. Or to “losers” who come from a “bad” background.

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Topics: safe homes smart parties

There May Be No ‘Red Flags’

Posted by Informed Families on March 28, 2022 at 6:00 AM

After Stanford University student Katie Meyer committed suicide last month, her parents said they’d seen “no red flags.”

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Helping Kids Make Smart Choices on Drugs

Posted by Informed Families on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 AM

It’s important that kids be allowed to make their own choices as they grow older. This helps them develop their decision-making skills, which they’ll need throughout their lives.

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About Us

We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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