Parents Prevention Tagline

Talking with your teen matters, take time to talk with them about healthy relationships, substance use and mental health. Help youth grow into healthy responsible adults. Research confirms what young people already know—what parents have to say matters. That's why parents play a powerful role in helping adolescents make healthy decisions. But if you think talking to your son or daughter is tough, or it makes you nervous, know that you're not alone. Other parents feel the same as you.

Learn How to Talk With Your Teen

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Do Your Part

Join our Substance Abuse Task Force and help curb prejudice, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse in and around Barry County.

By being a part of our Substance Abuse Task Force, you are helping to ensure we live in a drug free community! It's easy to take action today; have productive conversations, distribute program materials and help to spread the word on how community members can seek help or treatment.


TalkSooner-Get the Conversation Started

TalkSooner App

Do you need conversation starters? Ice breakers or just knowing how to have a conversation with your child? We have partnered with TalkSooner, an app available for download through Apple AppStore or Google Play that will help in providing everything you need to have a productive conversation.

Parenting is Powerful


Are you raising healthy kids?

Parenting is powerful. As parents, you need to be involved in your child’s life. Studies show that children with involved parents are more successful in life.

Not sure how to take a more active role in preventing drug or alcohol use? We can help.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

  • Our monthly meetings are open to the public and we would love your help!
    Meetings are held every 4th Monday of the month, 9:00 am. Now offering hybrid meetings, in-person and Zoom Options. To join us virtually, please call 269-948-8041 for Zoom registration information. Learn More