The only good news about addiction is that it is preventable. The families in Louisville, Kentucky and beyond deserve a new approach to prevention education. Consider these two important statistics:
These two statistics make it easy to determine when to begin prevention and who to target. Prevention needs to start well before the age of 18 (our prevention efforts begin in elementary school), and parents need to be the primary recipients of prevention education. Educated parents can stop addiction before it begins. Operation Parent is strategically positioned to lead the charge in delivering prevention education in a new way. We are capitalizing on the ease of access and daily use of technology by today’s tech-savvy parents to deliver critical prevention information.
Our goal is to dramatically reduce the number of families impacted by addiction by providing ongoing prevention education on alcohol, drugs, and underlying issues early in elementary school and during critical transition into middle and high school.
It’s not an easy job… raising healthy kids in today’s tough culture. But if we stick together, we can do it. We might even have some fun along the way!
-Jean Schumm, President of Operation Parent
The Operation: PARENT Handbook uniquely addresses over 40 of the toughest issues affecting today’s parents and their teens. Printed in full color, this 64 page resource raises awareness immediately and educates readers on the latest trends, misconceptions and warning signs associated with each issue. The Operation: PARENT Handbook is being used by parents, schools, churches and drug-free coalitions to help prevent issues such as addiction, violence and suicide across the United States. Over 75,000 copies have been sold.
For the past decade, Operation Parent has traveled the nation to talk to parents, counselors, employees, and others on youth substance abuse and the often over-looked underlying issues:
For more information about scheduling a community presentation, please fill out the following contact form.
Operation Parent is currently partnering with Oldham County schools and JCPS to implement a new district-wide prevention initiative targeting every 4th, 6th, and 9th grade family with a parent handbook, pending funding. The information in the handbook will be reinforced with short, educational videos released throughout the school year.
Parents will also have access to ongoing webinars and communication through social media. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org