Comprehensive Resource Guide
Mental Health & Substance Use Resources for Easthampton Youth
A sheet of local resources, ideal for posting on the fridge.
Substance Prevention & Recovery Resources
Talk. They Hear You.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national substance use prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking with their children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs.
Concerned your kid might vape? Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP) provides information for parents and caregivers and schools regarding mis-information about e-cigarettes and vaping as well as tools and resources for how to tackle the problem of youth vaping.
Partnership to End Addiction
From tips on preventing substance use to guidance on managing recovery from addiction, the Partnership to End Addiction has information and resources families need at every step of the way.
Natural High is a drug prevention nonprofit that inspires and empowers youth to find their natural high and develop the skills and courage to live life well.
With This is Quitting, the first-ever text-to-quit vaping 24/7 support network, help and support is just a text away.
Protect Young Eyes
The Protect Young Eyes coalition helps families, schools and churches create safer digital environments. PYE provides internet safety information and resources including how to setup Parental Controls and app reviews for the most popular social media, video, photo, lifestyle and gaming apps used by kids today.
AAP's online Family Media Use Plan tool
American Academy of Pediatrics’ online Personalized Family Media Use plan is a tool for parents and caregivers to think about media and create goals and rules that are in line with your family’s values.
Common Sense Media's Family Media Agreement
A Family Media Agreement PDF ready to print and sign.
NetSmartz is an interactive educational program from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a nonprofit organization created in 1984. The NetSmartz program offers age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, downloadable activities and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
Wait Until 8th
The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade. By banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over kids having a smartphone.
Teen Cell Phone Contract
This teen cell phone contract is designed to create an open line of communication between parents/caregivers and teens regarding their cell phone. The goal is to help kids become well-rounded people who can coexist with technology, NOT be ruled by it.
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Lifespan Sexuality Education is a joint project of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Church of Christ, and Planned Parenthood. The curriculum offers interactive lessons with appropriate, relevant education about identity, relationships, active bystandership, media literacy, sexual health, and other topics related to sexuality. The core values of the OWL program are self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, justice and inclusivity. Classes can start at the kindergarten level and span through grade 9. For more information, or to register, email email@example.com.