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  1. Counselor Coffee talk Talking to your Adolescent about sex, drugs and alcohol

  2. Building blocks to effective communication Turn to the person next to you and discuss a time you successfully used one of these strategies to communicate with your child • Listening • Praising • Feeling • Respecting • Trusting • Affirming • Reflective Listening • Clarifying

  3. Road blocks to effective communication Turn to the person on your other side and discuss a time you used one of these strategies to communicate with your child • Judging • Rejecting • Blaming • Criticizing • Labeling • Transferring • Ordering • Threatening • Bribing • Waffling • Nagging

  4. Take away Being strategic in the way you approach difficult topics with your adolescent will help you achieve your desired outcome.

  5. How to Hug a Porcupine • Things to remember when talking to your adolescent about sex, drugs, and alcohol: • Children know more than we think about these subjects • Difficulty Talking to your Child • How to Handle the Embarrassment

  6. How to Hug a Porcupine • More things to remember when talking to your adolescent about sex, drugs, and alcohol: • Articulate Your Own Values • Family Meeting VS Private Conversation • Educating or Condoning

  7. Drugs 101 Reduce Risk Factors Increase Protective Factors Strong, positive family bonds Parental monitoring of activities and peers Clear rules, consistently enforced Parental involvement (but not too much) Success in school, strong connection or involvement Adoption of conventional “norms” of drug use • Low academic performance, failure • Poor social and/or coping skills • Perception of approval of behaviors • Inappropriately shy or aggressive behavior • Chaotic home environment • Ineffective parenting • Lack of parent-child attachment or nurturing • Traumatic event(s)

  8. Q&A for Officer MENDHAM West Bloomfield Police Liaison officer mendhamC@westbloomfield.k12.mi.us

  9. Additional resources Henry Ford Hospital Maplegrove Center 248-661-6100 • Alcoholism • Abuse and addiction • Drugs • Outpatient detox • Relapse program • 12-step program • Varying levels of care including outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, residential treatment