Let’s talk it over
Being a parent isn’t easy. You want your child to have a wide range of experiences and grow into a successful, independent adult. At the same time, you want to protect them from the many dangerous substances and situations out there in the world.
So what do you do? It’s actually simpler than you may think. Talk it over. Tell your child what you know about drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors, including your family history—and what you want them to understand. Ask questions about their opinions and preferences. Listen. Let them know how much you care about them and their future.
Choose the topic you’re interested in, and let’s get the conversation started.
Red Ribbon Week
The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people and their families during Red Ribbon Week.
The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign® in 1985. Since then, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.
The 2020 Theme
Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. TM This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme will help amplify the campaign’s mission to encourage children, families and communities to live healthy, happy and drug-free lives. It also serves as a reminder that we are all empowered with shaping the communities around us through positivity, bravery and strength.