By Andrea Zeelie-Varga, Parent Action on Drugs
Experts say teens are paying more and more attention to prom. Outlandish proposals, a perfect outfit and memories to last a lifetime - teens want an occasion to remember. Parents want their teens to stay safe, but sometimes don't know where to start. The Parent Action Pack has bundled a few resources to help parents and their teens make a plan for a safe, enjoyable prom! Health professionals working with parents and teens may find the following resources helpful:
- What Parents Should Know about Prom (and the After Party) is a handout to inform parents of the risks surrounding prom and how to talk to their teens about making a safety plan.
- The Safer Partying Agreement template is designed to help parents and teens create a party safety plan so that teens will be better equipped to deal with any unexpected circumstances, if they know what to look for.
- Teens can read the Party Safely reference booklet, with tips and tools about partying for safe party outcomes and look at the More than a Hangover slideshow to learn about alcohol poisoning.