The first step to helping another is educating yourself. As a parent, you may feel blindsided to think that your child may have a drug or alcohol problem. This is not the end of the world, but at this difficult crossroads there are a few crucial steps that you as a parent can take that will make a big difference in the life of your child.

DETECTING ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

Signs and
Symptoms

If a parent feels there is something “off” with their teen, they’re probably right. Trust your intuition. Learn about the signs and symptoms of teen drug abuse. Read More >

THE FACTS

Know
the Facts

Teenagers are constantly bombarded with information about drugs. Use this resource to wade through what is true—and what isn’t. Learn more about The Facts and other resources to understand the true impact of drugs and alcohol in your lives. Read More >

UNDERSTANDING TEENS

Transition and
Communication

Adolescence is a time of transition from childhood to adulthood that is filled with possibilities, endless energy, growth spurts and emotional changes that can be filled with conflict and stress. Read More >

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Free Grab-and-Go Meals Program

Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Dec. 18
Free Grab-and-Go meals program launching at 203 public schools this fall providing free meals to children ages 18 and younger. Children can receive free meals regardless of whether or not ... more »

Free Virtual Leadership Program for Hawaii Youth

Apply by September 7th, 2020
Youth Action Alliance Hawaii (YAAH) is a free virtual program for Hawaii high school students seeking to be civically engaged, take action to address issues in their community, and possess ... more »

Ho’ohiki Pilina Program

Four-day sessions offer daily classes in the morning or afternoon, Tuesday through Friday.
The Ho’ohiki Pilina Program (HPP) is an online class on healthy relationships and pregnancy prevention for youth on Oahu ages 14 – 18. Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual ... more »

The Vatican Museum Virtual Tours

Experience the virtual tour any time and on any device.
"The Vatican, the Museum of Museums," not only houses the extensive collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology gathered by the Popes over the centuries, but also contains some of the ... more »

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ Host A Town Hall for Families “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism.”

The 60 minute special will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET
The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding. Big Bird will join CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN ... more »

Explore the Van Gogh Museum’s Collection at Home

Eperience the virtual tour any time and on any device
Step into Van Gogh's world in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at home. The collection inculeds Van Gogh's famous paintings and drawings ... more »

The Louvre Virtual Tour Online

Free online tour of the museum, accessible from any device
The Louvre Museum is the world's largest art museum in Paris, France and a historic monument. Visit the museum's exhibition rooms, galleries, and contemplate the façades of the Louvre. Come ... more »

CONNECTING WITH YOUR KIDS

Parents are
Important

Parents are the strongest influence on the lives of their children. Your words and actions affect every aspect of their growth and the choices they make. Read More >