NIH launches new tool for parents to help keep kids drug-free – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. NIH-funded research has shown that parents play a critical role in preventing their children from using drugs. Dr. Gaya Dowling at the NIH says now parents have a new, online resource.
Dowling: The Family Checkup that we have on the drugabuse.gov website focuses on five primary skills, communication, encouragement, negotiation, setting limits, and supervision.
Narrator: She add that there are also videos that show parents how-to and how-not-to emulate each.
Dowling: It’s one thing to read information about what are the best ways, what are the best strategies to interact with your teens.
Narrator: The Family Checkup online resource for parents can be found at www.drugabuse.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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