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We take great pride in our commitment to support and collaborate with the organizations listed below. We appreciate the opportunity to work alongside these esteemed partners.
National Family Partnership
The National Family Partnership is a grassroots, nonprofit organization and the national sponsor of the Red Ribbon Week campaign. Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth. Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education & advocacy. Their mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth.
Informed Families / Florida Family Partnership
Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a broad-based, grassroots volunteer/parent organization affiliated with the National Family Partnership. Informed Families is an education, training, and support center for parents, schools, and communities to help raise safe, healthy, and drug-free children.
We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents, and young people to change attitudes. In this way, we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse.
The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol-free through networking and a variety of programs and services.
Informed Families offers children’s substance abuse prevention activities in various locations throughout Florida. While the agency is headquartered in Miami, other service locations include the Orlando and Pensacola Regions.
CEO Peggy Sapp on the Addiction Help Podcast to discuss #RedRibbonWeek
Red Ribbon Campaign CEO Peggy Sapp Joins Jessica Miller on the Addiction Help Podcast
Duration: 40 min 48 sec
The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 (NIDA, 2002). Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Will you help to change these statistics?
Safe Homes Smart Parties is a statewide initiative developed by Informed Families and implemented by parents of teens and preteens to ensure that drugs, alcohol and cigarettes will not be permitted at parties held in their homes and discouraged at parties in the community. Parents take ownership of the program by signing the pledge.
More than 3.1 million teens ages 12 to 17 report misusing prescription drugs. The Lock Your Meds campaign is sponsored by the National Family Partnership to combat prescription drug misuse among youth. The target audience for Lock Your Meds® is 20-80 year-old adults, with the primary focus on keeping prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals away from drug users. Many adults may be unwitting suppliers, and by making adults aware of the problem, we can curb the misuse by others.
Celebrated in late September, Family Day® encourages families to eat dinner together at least four times a week. This simple act has been shown to reduce drug and alcohol use among our youth dramatically. Hectic work schedules, after-school activities, and time spent with school friends often interfere with dinnertime. Yet research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University consistently finds that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs.
Created by CASA in 2001, Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children is a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce substance abuse among children and teens. Parental involvement is the most potent weapon in preventing substance abuse among youth!
The Red Ribbon Campaign® is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23 – October 31 each year. Wear your Red Badge proudly and be courageous to say no to drugs!
What is Red Ribbon Week? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon.