America is facing an “opioid epidemic” and there has been a growing number of overdoses due to opioids. Parents are a pivotal influence on youth’s experimentation and use of substances. So, how can you, as a parent or caregiver, help support your child and stop the deadly cycle of heroin use and opioid pill misuse? This guide has been designed to help you learn more about the opioid problem, recognize warning signs, and open up lines of communication with your child and those in your community.
The Operation Prevention program has curriculum materials for students in grades 3-12. This Toolkit provides background information, statistics, and helpful tips for talking with your students about the content that might be presented through the curriculum. However, recognize that some content may be too mature for your student, and the conversations you have should be tailored to your student’s age level.
Operation Prevention - Parent Tool Kit