Tips to Help Your Teen Celebrate Safely With Their Sports Team

Tips to Help Your Teen Celebrate Safely With Their Team

– Talk
– Ask
– Network
– Check In
– Be a Role Model

Back to School Check-Up Lists

Back to School Check-Up Lists for: Pre-K to Sixth Grade, Middle School and High School & Beyond

Back to School Check-Up


10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have set aside a Chat Day each year during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® to answer questions teens have about drugs and health. They’ve compiled teens’ 10 frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) from more than 118,000 queries they’ve received to help start a conversation about drugs and health. To view the FAQ’s click here

Mother and teen girl viewing online resources together.


Positive Ticket Program

Thank you to Cumberland, Maine Police Department and Cumberland Foodstop for supporting our Positive Ticket program!

Cumberland Police Department: “Officer Owen is out and about, making new friends. She met young Ava Lynn enjoying a bike ride with her grandfather! Since Ava Lynn was doing a great job of being safe with her bike helmet on, Officer Owen gave her a “positive ticket” and a gift certificate to the Food Stop. Positive Tickets are a program by Casco Bay CAN in collaboration with local businesses and your friendly neighborhood police department. I hope Ava uses her certificate for a nice cold treat on a hot day!”

Not Talking About Anxiety Makes It Worse

“If you’re anxious, the last thing you should do is avoid talking about it. Families need to learn to talk about worry and anxiety in a healthy way as a step in managing it. We tell you how in the current episode.”

Click the image below to hear the 12-minute episode from Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Talking About Anxiety



How to Raise Confident Teens

Learn from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication about the following teen confidence topics:

– What are the 7 C’s of Resilience?
– The Roots of Confidence
– Authentic Self-Esteem
– Focus on What’s Been Done Right
– Catch Them Being Good
– Set Reasonable Expectations

Click here to learn more


Kindness and Why It’s Important

Your Kindness Creates Kindness
Learn from the Center for Parent & Teen Communication about how your children can learn kindness, how kindness improves health and why kindness is so contagious. Click here to learn more.