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1 Tips for Tolo Presented by Chris Harnish BA, CC Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Tips for Tolo

2 Did You Know? zResearch shows that parents are still the most influential role model for teens. zTeens who believe their parents strongly disapprove of drug use are less likely to use than are teens who don’t think their parents have such strong feelings. National Survey on Drug Use

3 Access to Alcohol zWould you miss a bottle or two? zOlder Siblings, Friends or Neighbors zFake/Shared IDs z“Garaging” and Shoplifting

4 Access to Marijuana zIncreased Access and Availability zGreen Cards z“Edibles” or “Medibles” zLegal vs. Safe zDUI Laws

5 What’s The Plan? zFind out what the plan for the group is early on. zNetwork with other parents in the group. zReview ground rules with your teen for the evening. zDiscuss possible situations where your teen may need to call you for a ride - no questions asked. zEstablish a code word. zDiscourage party hopping. zAgree on a curfew time – no sleepovers. zBe awake or have your teen wake you up when they arrive home. Tips for Tolo

6 Party Buses zCheck the company out with the BBB. zAsk how the company screens it’s drivers. zGet a signed contract. zMeet the driver and specify the expectations for a substance free evening. zExchange cell numbers with the driver. zInform the driver that if any drugs or alcohol are found the ride is over and parents should be contacted. Tolo Tips

7 Hotel and Cabin Parties zTeens often drink or use more without a curfew zHotel parties often result in evictions = impaired driving zDamage and Theft charges zParty Crashers zTeen Drama zLack of cell coverage and access to 911 services Tolo Tips

8 The After Party

9 Tips for the After Party Host zInvitation only No “Opens” zLimit the size of the group zNo in and outs zDesignate off limit areas zSecure your alcohol and RX drugs zNo water bottles or other open containers zInvite other parents to help supervise zRole model by not drinking alcohol yourself zIf you discover substance use end the party and call parents Tolo Tips

10 What can you do? zBe clear about family rules/expectations zIts unsafe, it’s against school rules, it’s against the law zDiscuss possible consequences zMIP/MIC, DUI, Social Hosting, Athletic Code Violations, Alcohol Poisoning zThe punishment should fit the crime zAvoid rescuing zBe consistent and follow through Tips for Tolo

11 Good Reads zWhat’s Wrong With My Kid? by George Leary zMarijuana: What’s a Parent to Believe? by Timmen L. Cermak Signs and Symptoms

12 Resources zMercer Island Youth & Family Services zSAMA Family Navigator zYouth Eastside Services Signs and Symptoms


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