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What is Safe Homes?
Safe Homes is a parent support and networking campaign based on the belief that to prevent a child from using drugs, you need to create an environment where drug use is not acceptable. One of the reasons youth use drugs and alcohol is because they feel that adults in the community and/or parents don’t disapprove of the behavior. When parents and adults join together and take a united stand against alcohol and drug use, they become much more effective than if they act separately. Parents can benefit from the support of other parents by helping each other resist pressure from parents who do not set the same limits on their children's behavior.

The goals of the campaign include:
1. Providing information to parents/guardians about the use of alcohol and other drugs by adolescents
2. Encouraging parents to openly communicate with one another about parenting concerns
3. Assisting parents in establishing reasonable guidelines for their children's behavior
4. Promoting and creating alternative activities available to youths and families
5. Functioning as a continuing support network for parents and youth

This campaign focuses on current trends/substance abuse education; communication/listening skills; building family strengths and family management – setting boundaries and expectations. The goal of this campaign is to increase protective factors or assets (things in kids lives that buffer them from negative behaviors) and reduce known risk factors (things in kids lives that increase the likelihood that they will engage in negative behavior) while bringing parents up to date on the world of teens today and sharing information to help build parenting skills.

* 1. Safe Homes Registration

To register to receive quarterly newsletters, parent handbook and Safe Homes Directory please fill out the following information:

* 2. Safe Homes Pledge
I pledge to do the following:
1. set guidelines
2. not allow underage youth to drink alcoholic beverages or use tobacco or other drugs in our home or place of business
3. be present at all pre-teen and teenage parties held in their homes to ensure that no drugs, alcohol or tobacco are present
4. encourage future drug and alcohol free activities for underage youth
5. spread the message to family and friends

* 3. If signing Safe Homes Pledge, would you like your name and information to be published in our Safe Homes Networking Directory?

* 4. School District Children Attend:

* 5. What Grade(s) are your child/children in?

* 6. Would you like to receive newsletters via (check all that apply):

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