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VCkidsFYI: Is your teen learning to drive? What parents need to know

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Ventura County Behavioral Health
Teens' risk of crashing is doubled after using marijuana. In Ventura County 1 in 8 high school seniors within the past 2 weeks had driven high 1 in 4 had ridden in a car with a high driver Kids may think it’s safe to drive if...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: 1 in 5 teens have abused prescription drugs. Over 50% got them free from family and friends. Learn how to keep your home safe

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
In Ventura County 13% of 9th graders 20% of 11th graders say they've misused Rx painkillers According to a recent survey, about 1 in 12 high school seniors reported past-year abuse of Vicodin and 1 in 20 reported...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Parents have a major impact on their children’s drinking. Learn how you can make a difference

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
A Safe New Year Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. It is a risk to youth and a widespread public health problem. Bring in the New Year with a resolution to talk about alcohol and drugs with your...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Marijuana and Your Kids Brain. Learn the impact and how to prevent it

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
Teens who smoke marijuana frequently have fewer choices. 60% of daily users do not complete high school. Young users are 4x less likely to finish college. The Impact on the Brain Marijuana’s effects can last for days or weeks and...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Keep your meds secure. Learn the ways to keep a safe home

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
In Ventura County 13% of 9th graders 20% of 11th graders say they've misused Rx painkillers This message is about how we can make our homes safe. But it is really more about how to educate those around us about the risks of prescription drug...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Spooks, goblins and alcohol. Know the law

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
In Ventura County, 9% of 7th graders, 20% of 9th graders and 31% of 11th graders currently use alcohol. Did you know? Children who drink are more likely to be victims of violent crime, to be involved in alcohol-related traffic crashes, and to...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Did you know? Stats show your teen's risk of a car crash is doubled after using marijuana. Talk about it

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
In Ventura County 1 in 8 high school seniors within the past 2 weeks had driven high 1 in 4 had ridden in a car with a high driver Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among young people aged 16 to 19. Teen drivers are more likely...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Pack up your kids with safe messages about drugs and alcohol

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
Keeping Your Child Safe Did you know? In Ventura County 9% of 7th graders, 20% of 9th graders and 31% of 11th graders currently use alcohol. It would be great if it was as easy as giving your child a paper saying don’t use drugs or alcohol. We...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Most teens get prescription drugs from friends and family. Learn how to keep your home safe.

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
This message is about how we can make our homes safe. We are more aware of the problem of teens abusing prescription and over-the-counter drugs. We hear about it, we talk to our kids, we are concerned as parents. Our goal is to keep our children safe and...
TAGS: Youth, Parents

VCkidsFYI: Teens and alcohol are a dangerous mix. Learn ways to keep your child safe

VCkidsFYI
Ventura County Behavioral Health
What's the Problem? Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. It is a risk to youth and a widespread public health problem. 12% of 7th graders currently use alcohol and 34% say it is fairly or very easy...
TAGS: Youth, Parents
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