Here is scientific proof. In 2011, a new study by Community Science, an award-winning research organization, demonstrated the effectiveness of our new prevention program, Parents360 Plus. No question, there is a recognized gap in current prevention programs that effectively increase parents’ confidence in talking with their kids about drugs and alcohol and their ability to find resources that deal with the problem.
Parents360 Plus fills that gap. It educates and equips parents to be better able to deal with their teens’ drug and alcohol issues, providing them with the crucial tools and information they need to take positive action with the teens in their lives.
Parents were divided into an intervention group and a control group during the study. The intervention group attended a one-hour instructional presentation covering:
A baseline survey questionnaire was administered to both intervention and control parents prior to the presentation, and both groups received follow-up questionnaires.
The bottom line: Parents who received the intervention training had significantly greater increases in their knowledge of substance abuse and related resources as compared with the control group of parents who did not receive the intervention. They also gained confidence in their ability to talk with their teens. And we know that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs at home are up to 50 percent less likely to use drugs than those do who not.