A seriously safe place.
A SRSLY safe home.
What is a SRSLY Safe Home?
A SRSLY Safe Home is a home in which the family has committed to providing a safe and substance-free environment for their children and any other youth who spend time there. Kids and adults can be confident that minors under the age of 21 will not be offered or allowed to use drugs or alcohol while they are in these families’ homes.
of Manchester Junior High School students report alcohol is easy to get.
of Manchester High School students overestimate peer use of alcohol.
of Manchester High School students gave someone money to buy alcohol for them.
Manchester Junior High School students have never been drunk.
of Manchester High School students reported that someone they know gave them alcohol.
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Youth Safety Trainings
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
After this training, you’ll be able to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges among youth, including connecting them with resources during a crisis. It also offers expanded content on trauma, substance abuse, and self-care.
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August 16th & 23rd, 2022 • 5:30–8 PM
Registration details to come.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer):
The QPR training will teach you the common causes of suicidal behavior, how to recognize the warning signs, and how to get help for someone in crisis. This training is offered virtually as a one-hour, self-paced course—available online and in person.
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ONLINE AND ON-GOING:
Go to QPR Training Set-up and enter organization code "SJMC"
NAMI Basics On-Demand
For parents, caregivers, and other loved ones who care for youth experiencing mental health symptoms. This FREE, online, self-paced program will provide you with support while teaching you how to identify types of mental health professionals and treatment options, how to navigate resource access, how to advocate for your child’s rights, and how to prepare for and respond in a crisis, how mental health can impact the entire family, and the importance of caring for yourself, too.
1 | Talk with your teen
Let them know your expectations. Provide clear behavior guidelines and boundaries.
5 | Tell them not to drink
If your teen is somewhere with others who are drinking, tell them that they are NOT to drink under any circumstances.
2 | Ask questions
Ask questions about your teen's daily life. Listen to their opinions and concerns.
6 | Spend time on a regular basis
Spend time on a regular basis with your teen doing one-on-one activities or family activities.
4 | Check in
Have your teen check in with you regularly while they’re at a party, at someone’s house, or out with their friends.
What parents can do to prevent underage drinking.
Start the Conversation
3 | Get to know their friends
Get to know their friends and who their parents are. Always be aware of what your teen is doing and whom they’re hanging out with.