PARENT CHECKLIST…KEEPING THEM SAFE AT HOME
Help Keep Our Kids Safe! This is more important now than ever.
Right now, it’s more important than ever to keep your kids safe from the dangers of substance use. How do you do that?
- Talk to your teens about vaping.
- Store medications safely in your home and use safe disposal methods.
- Reduce visibility and access to alcohol in your home
Talk to your teens about vaping.
Having open and honest conversations with youth about the dangers of smoking as well as vaping is always a good start.
Get tips and resources on how to help your teens (or you) kick the habit.
Store medications safely in your home and use safe disposal methods.
Teens and children have better access to medications because they are home. Whether it’s curiosity or boredom, they could get into these medications.
Help limit this access —get rid of any unused or expired medications that may be hiding in your cabinets and drawers. Remove these medicines as soon as possible to reduce the chance that your teen takes them by accident or on purpose.
For more information on safe storage and disposal, click here.
Milford Prevention Council and Milford ShopRite have teamed up for a limited time to provide Shop-at-Home families with a FREE Safe Disposal Kit. This includes: Deterra Medication Deactivation System, Safe Disposal Checklist and bonus 1 oz. hand sanitizer spray. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
Reduce visibility and access to alcohol in your home
All parents have a role in preventing unsafe alcohol use among youth. Early use of alcohol can lead to great substance use issues later in life. Here are steps you can take to promote alcohol safety.
Try to avoid storing alcohol in an open area, like a counter. The ideal place is inside a locked cabinet. An alternative is a closed cabinet in a hard-to-reach location. This includes beer, liquor, and wine.
For more information on alcohol safety, click here.