​​Empowering our youth to live safe, drug and alcohol free lives through family and community partnership.

A D D R E S S I N G   T H E   P R O B L E M

Choose a good time to talk.

   Have a calm relaxed conversation.


   Allow everyone to speak without interruption.

Verbalize respect.

   People will be more willing to talk when there is respect. 

Avoid debate mode.

   Try not to make the other person feel like they are being attacked.

Communicate Directly.

   Give the person speaking your full attention.

Conflict is natural.  

   Conflict is an opportunity for growth.  

Seek professional assistance.

   Don't hesitate to reach out for help if you think you need it. There        are resources on this website. Your child's school may be a good        source of assistance as well.