Even when you’re not a role model,
you’re still a role model.
Who will our children become?
The answer lies in each interaction, in every bit of wisdom we pass to the youth in our community. Whether we’re on our best or worst behavior, the younger generations look to us as guides to the lives they will lead. Each and every one of us has a role to play in creating a safer and healthier community for our children.
It goes without saying the amount of influence you have on our youth. But you’re not alone. In addition to the resources on drug abuse prevention provided in the Family section above, we at SOMS can work with you to create specialized programs for the students at your school.
Just like each student is unique, so is each school; we are always open to meeting with you and your staff to see how we can work together to foster safe, healthy and happy youths.
SOMS is always looking for partners to collaborate with in a number of unique areas. New ideas on how to make positive changes are welcome at any time. The number of ways that you can give back is limited only by your imagination.
Learn more about how your company can pledge time or funds to SOMS by visiting our donation page.
Parents and other family members are the first line of influence for our youth, the foundation that everything else is built upon. It’s a challenge, but don’t worry—plenty of great resources exist to help you take positive steps in strengthening your relationships with the young people in your life.
Search Institute provides a free downloadable file of The Developmental Assets, a comprehensive list of 40 research-based qualities that influence youth’s development. You can download the file here.
Here are several links to other resources detailing drug prevention:
Drug Prevention For Teens Guide [PDF]
The White House’s Comprehensive Approach to Drug Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute of Drug Abuse