Useful Information and Tips for Parents

-GCASA- Genesee Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse-

-Orleans County Aware App-

-Office on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services-

-OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard-

-Drug Free Action Alliance-


Need help? Get answers. Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties call 1-888-696-9211

-211 Speak Your Mind-

Speak your mind. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. 

-NYS Multiple Systems Navigator-

Access helpful health, education and human service information on one user-friendly website. Built for youth, parents, family members and caregivers that rely on supports from multiple child and family serving systems.

-The Opioid Epidemic: Common Questions About Opioids-

Common questions including "what are opioids?" and "why are we hearing about a connection to heroin?" are answered in this report about the current opioid epidemic.

-Stop Medicine Abuse- 

Approximately one in thirty teens report abusing excessive amounts of dextromethorphan (dxm,) an ingredient found in cough medicines, to get high. Learn what signs to look for if you think your child is abusing medicine. 

-Talk About Marijuana-

Where do you start? What do you say? This resource provides information and tips on marijuana use and starting the conversation with your kids.  

-Talk to Prevent-                                                                                   

When you talk to your children, your voice becomes their inner voice. Get some ideas on how to start the conversation using this website.

-Talk. They Hear You-

The "Talk. They Hear You" website features a science-based, interactive mobile application tool that allows parents to use avatars to practice conversations with their children about alcohol. This free, interactive role-playing tool gives parents and caregivers of children ages 9-15 the chance to practice "virtually" talking with a child about underage drinking.  

-Operation Parent: It's Time to Talk- Dating Violence-                                  

1 in 3 teens will experience dating violence. Learn how to recognize some of the warning signs as well as gain ideas on how you, as a parent, can prevent it.

-The New York Council on Problem Gambling-

Talking to your kids about the negative consequences of gambling can help them to understand the dangers and know that it is not just a game.

-Create a Plan to Talk to Your Child About Drinking-

Use this interactive tool as a guide on when to talk, how to talk, and other things you can do to discuss drinking with your child.

-Teenage Drinking: Understanding the Dangers and Talking to Your Child-

-A Silent Epidemic, Mental Health-  

This is a great tool for parents and teachers. It brings awareness to the importance of recognizing mental health issues in our youth.