Start Talking! Drug Prevention Program

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Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich have launched Start Talking!, a new initiative to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.

Through this effort, you will have access to an array of programs aimed at arming parents, guardians, teachers and students with resources that could, in time, help your young people resist the lure of drugs and ultimately turn the tide of abuse in our state.

Start Talking! features information tools, TEACHable Moments for the classroom, a program pairing student athletes and law enforcement officials, and an opportunity for schools and communities to get help building youth resiliency through evidence-based programs.

For more information and to sign up to receive tips about preventing children from drinking, smoking or using other drugs, go to www.starttalking.ohio.gov.

Last Modified: 8/15/2014 10:48:08 AM