Safe Homes Smart Parties

Common sense parent tools

During spring time, end of the school year, graduations and celebrations, we face a challenge in keeping our kids safe and healthy. There are many pressures drawing youth to unhealthy behaviors with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. The Safe Homes Smart Parties® campaign addresses these pressures and helps adults to be aware and set firm guidelines surrounding acceptable choices and behaviors, especially during this time when socializing peaks.

Common Sense Party tips

Take action by taking the Safe Homes Smart Parents pledge and check out our Common Sense Tips below about hosting a smart party, guidelines for attending parties and what to do if you are out of town

Is your teen attending a party? Here’s what you need to know to keep him/her safe.

Are you hosting a party for your pre-teen or teen? Take these steps to prevent things from getting out of hand.

Planning a trip without your kids? Follow these guidelines to ease your mind.

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I pledge to do the following:

  • Set guidelines

  • Do not allow underage youth to drink alcoholic beverages or use tobacco or other drugs in our home or place of business

  • Be present at all pre-teen and teenage parties held in their homes to ensure that no drugs, alcohol or tobacco are present

  • Encourage future drug and alcohol free activities for underage youth

  • Spread the message to family and friends

Did You Know That Teens Are Dying from Binge Drinking?

Nearly 5,000 young people die each year from poisoning due to alcohol consumption.  

The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 (NIDA, 2002). Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Will you help to change these statistics?


Spread the Message in Your Child's School or Community

Become an Informed Families AmbassadorYour promotion of this important message could save the life of a child in your community!