New, Bilingual Web Resources Help Hispanic Families Address Teen Drug and Alcohol Use
The Partnership at Drugfree.org announced the launch of new tools, accessible at HablaConTusHijos, for Hispanic parents and families who are struggling to address drug and alcohol abuse by their children.
New research from the Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) shows that Hispanic teens are using drugs at alarmingly higher levels when compared to teens from other ethnic groups.
About 54% of Hispanic teens reported having used an illicit drug in the past year, versus 42% of African-American and 39% of Caucasian teens.
The comprehensive tools at HablaConTusHijos provide effective, yet easy-to-use, resources equipping Hispanic parents and grandparents to take action in preventing teen substance abuse.
Clear, understandable content is brought to life with customized checklists, how-to guides and powerful videos featuring parents and experts discussing various aspects of substance abuse and addiction for those who are at different stages in raising their children.
This new web resource was made possible with major support from MetLife Foundation.
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