Keep Youth Safe This Summer!

Thank you ADAPT Essex County for this message! Please lock up your alcoholic beverages to prevent underage drinking and keep youth safe!

Online Support Community for Parents & Caregivers

Families are facing unprecedented challenges due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In response, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has a free online support community for parents and caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances.
Helpline specialists and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on addressing substance use in the home, accessing treatment and ensuring continuous care during this crisis.
To learn more or how to join, click here.

Help Youth Connect During COVID-19

These Questions Can Help You Connect (Even When You’re Apart)! Great questions from The Greater Good Science Center to help youth stay in touch during COVID-19.



Apps to Help with Mental Health

Obviously, for tweens and teens in crisis, there’s no substitute for face-to-face intervention and professional help. However, since¬†phones are tools most teens use, they can offer timely resources and help for those who need it. Aside from general health apps, these tools focus specifically on coping with anxiety, depression, and specific difficult circumstances via meditation, connection, and other techniques.

View the list of apps by age here!

Tips for Parents with Older Children at Home

  • Emphasize social distancing
  • Understand their frustration over not seeing their friends
  • Support remote schooling
  • Encourage healthy habits
  • Validate their disappointment
  • Help them practice mindfulness

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis