The Science Behind Opioid Addiction
The Science Behind Opioid Addiction

The Operation Prevention Virtual Field Trip explored the science of addiction to help middle and high school students understand how prescription drugs and heroin affect the brain and body. During this powerful forum, students got the unfiltered facts about drugs and addiction and had their questions answered by leading experts, including DEA agents and pharmacologists.

Research Into Action Webinar Series - Marijuana
Research Into Action Webinar Series - Marijuana

CADCA’s National Coalition Institute is pleased to announce the next edition in a series of a webinars entitled “Conversations: Putting Research into Action.” This is the next edition in the Research into Action webinar series in which CADCA hosts a live conversation with Dr. Ty Brumback from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Brumback will be presenting his findings regarding the effects of marijuana use on brain structure and function. His work includes neuroimaging findings from a neurodevelopmental perspective.

Addiction Speaker Series: Family Meals, Parent Engagement & Adolescent Substance Misuse Prevention
Addiction Speaker Series: Family Meals, Parent Engagement & Adolescent Substance Misuse Prevention

By Margie Skeer, ScD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, presented at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse on September 15, 2016.

A Parents Webinar: Evidence-Based Strategies to Prevent Substance Use
A Parents Webinar: Evidence-Based Strategies to Prevent Substance Use

How can communities and parents help prevent substance use? Check out our latest webinar with Director Botticelli, Dr. Wilson Compton from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as well as dozens of parents and community leaders. SHOW MORE

Have You Heard? 2015 Emerging Drug Trends in Florida
Have You Heard? 2015 Emerging Drug Trends in Florida

Flakka, opioids, heroin and synthetic marijuana are currently among the most widely abused drugs in Florida. How big is the problem? What are we doing to address it? Join us for a webinar on June 10th from Noon to 1pm (ET) featuring renowned epidemiologist Jim Hall of the Nova Southeastern University Center for Applied Research on Substance Use & Health Disparities and Peggy Sapp from Informed Families. Learn about the latest trends and statistics, as well as what is currently being done to help solve the problem in Florida.

April 29 Webinar - Here Comes Spring, Here Come Spring Parties
April 29 Webinar - Here Comes Spring, Here Come Spring Parties

Spring Break, Prom, Graduation...They’re BACK!!! Our kids are busy planning “all the fun they are going to have at PARTIES”...THINK RISKY BUSINESS. Are you planning to keep them safe? An average of twelve teenagers die daily, as a result of alcohol-related causes. Helen & John Witty’s family was dramatically changed forever when their daughter Helen Marie, at the age of sixteen, was hit and killed by teens driving a car after “partying” to celebrate Graduation. Join us in a candid conversation to learn about the Safe Homes Smart Parties® Campaign and what YOU can do to help prevent these deaths from occurring – and to learn about the consequences faced by the teens who caused the crash.

The Power of Parents Webinar March 2014
The Power of Parents Webinar March 2014

If someone is creating a toxic environment for your kids, do you have the courage to speak up? Our children are growing up in an environment where unhealthy behaviors are perceived as normal. What do you do about it? How can we, as parents, harness Parent Power to counteract unhealthy social norms in our children's lives? Learn more about today's social norms and their impact on our kids by watching this video, presented by Peggy B. Sapp, Markham Cronin and Richard Dimarco Barea. Find out how YOU as a parent can take action to protect YOUR children from harmful societal behaviors, despite what Your children think "everyone else is doing." Educate yourself about what most kids are really doing.

Highlights from Webinar: Your Child's A Senior In High School. Now What Do You Say?
Highlights from Webinar: Your Child's A Senior In High School. Now What Do You Say?

Your child is about to graduate from high school and will be off to college in the Fall. What can you do to help your child remain healthy and safe this year and the next four to come? What do they face? Learn how to communicate with and guide your teen to make good choices and stay out of trouble during senior year and in college. Learn simple and effective ways to help your child stay on the right track from an educational consultant and an addiction treatment professional.

Year-Long Prevention: Consistent Messages, Great Results
Year-Long Prevention: Consistent Messages, Great Results

Every day, children are bombarded with millions of messages both positive and negative. One hour, one day or one week of prevention messaging is not enough to make a real impact and inspire healthy behavior. Learn how your children, school and community can benefit from Informed Families' year-round prevention messaging at our FREE webinar on January 9, 2014. We'll introduce four universal campaigns for effective prevention, share success stories featuring an outstanding distance learning ambassador and unveil our newest toolkit for the Lock Your Meds® campaign to prevent prescription drug abuse. Join us and learn how save lives by building a safety net for children across the State of Florida and beyond.

You Said...They Heard?
You Said...They Heard?

Are you sending messages your kids can hear? The research is simple: to keep our kids safe and healthy, they need support, skills, experiences and relationships that will help them develop into successful and contributing adults. But, how can we effectively communicate with our children? How do we know they are listening?

Bring Year-Round Prevention Campaigns To Your Community
Bring Year-Round Prevention Campaigns To Your Community

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in your community? Learn how you can become a Distance Learning Ambassador and bring our year-round youth substance abuse prevention campaigns to your schools for FREE.

The New Normal: Social Norms & Their Impact On Our Kids
The New Normal: Social Norms & Their Impact On Our Kids

Watch Informed Families' March 2013 webinar on The New Normal: Social Norms & Their Impact On Kids, featuring President & CEO Peggy Sapp, Rick Howell of the Florida State University Center on Prevention Research and David Vittoria, Director of the South Miami Hospital Addiction Treatment Center. The video covers social norms campaigns in schools and how what we perceive to be the norm impacts our behavior.

Harmful Media Messages & Their Impact On Children
Harmful Media Messages & Their Impact On Children

Watch Informed Families' February 2013 webinar on Harmful Media Messages & Their Impact On Children, featuring President & CEO Peggy Sapp, Director of Marketing Simone Knight and special guest Daniel Beldy, student at University of Miami's School of Communications. The panel will discuss the top 10 things parents need to know about media to keep their kids safe.

Lock Your Meds®: A Prescription For A Safe & Healthy Family
Lock Your Meds®: A Prescription For A Safe & Healthy Family

January 2013 webinar - Learn about the simple steps you can take to keep your children safe, healthy and drug free in an overmedicated world. From securing your medicine cabinet, to taking inventory of your medications and properly disposing of old or unused medications, learn everything you need to protect your family and friends from prescription drug abuse.

On The Road To Safety: Tips For Parents of Teen Drivers
On The Road To Safety: Tips For Parents of Teen Drivers

Learn everything you need to know about ways to keep your teen safe on the road. Find out about relevant driving laws in Florida and everything you need to know about obtaining a driver's license.

Listen UP: Teen Mistakes & Their Unexpected, Permanent Consequences
Listen UP: Teen Mistakes & Their Unexpected, Permanent Consequences

What happens when your child is caught with a fake ID? Can you be fined or jailed for serving alcohol at a party held in your home? Miami Dade Circuit Judge Beth Bloom & and high school student (and son) Jacob Stern, Founders of the Listen UP program educate and empower parents to take action to prevent permanent consequences from their teen's mistakes.

Red Ribbon Week: Creating a Drug Free Community
Red Ribbon Week: Creating a Drug Free Community

Learn simple ways to help your kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free on October 11th and find out how you can participate in the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the US, Red Ribbon Week™.

Family Dinners and Other Simple, Timesaving Tools to Protect Kids
Family Dinners and Other Simple, Timesaving Tools to Protect Kids

Did you know that frequent Family Dinners has been scientifically proven to prevent teen drug use and other risky behaviors? Learn more about the science along with simple strategies for effective communication and how to develop rules to maximize your time together.

Teen Drinking and Learning: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Teen Drinking and Learning: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Learn how underage drinking can affect your teen's learning abilities and potential for success. Presented by Dr. Sandra A. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California -- San Diego.

Prom & Graduation: Life and Death Decisions
Prom & Graduation: Life and Death Decisions

Lunch and Learn Event: Learn how to prevent tragic consequences for yourself and your teen during spring celebration season. Hear from our three panelists in education, psychology and law enforcement.

Protecting The Kid Who
Protecting The Kid Who "Has Everything" More money, more problems?

Today's Lunch and Learn event, presented by Dr. Marino Carbonell, focused on this very topic. According to Dr. Carbonell, every school and every community has drugs. In poorer areas, the kids might be sniffing glue while the kids in more affluent areas are snorting cocaine. Here are 9 tips to help your kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

TV Media and It's Impact on Child Brain Development
TV Media and It's Impact on Child Brain Development

Parent Pilot Kit Media Literacy Agenda: Peter DeBenedittis, nationally renowned speaker on media literacy, shares insights on how television affects the decisions of children and adults. See what you can do to stop the insidious influence of the media on your family.

Red Ribbon Certified Schools Introduction Webinar
Red Ribbon Certified Schools Introduction Webinar

Does your school celebrate Red Ribbon Week every year? You should become a Red Ribbon Certified School to get national recognition for your school's efforts in promoting academic excellence through youth substance abuse prevention. View this pre-recorded webinar or join us live from Sept. to Dec. Register at www.RedRibbonschools.org to attend a live webinar.