Teen Safety

A Parents Guide To Teen Safety


Mission Statement

The Town of Glastonbury is dedicated to working with families so that all members of our community can be safe. Teenagers face a variety of challenges and dangers as they work their way towards becoming an adult. This Web-Site is dedicated to providing information to parents in an attempt to keep our Teens safe. If we all work together, our children will have a chance to grow up and become successful adults.

About Our Initiative

For several years representatives from the Town of Glastonbury have been attending monthly meetings of the Glastonbury Alcohol and Drug Council (GLAD) to address issues related to alcohol, tobacco and drug use and abuse in our community. In January 2003, a meeting was convened to create a Strategic Plan to address Underage Drinking in Glastonbury. To address parental concerns, we developed a strategy to utilize the media to achieve this goal. The Public Relations firm of Cashman and Katz generously donated their services in conducting parent focus groups for GLAD and the Town of Glastonbury. These parents recommended a method of creating and publicizing ways to KEEP OUR TEENS SAFE. Town staff and community members worked to create this web site broadening the message beyond alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

If you have any comments or concerns please contact the Youth Unit at 860-652-4280


General Information


Parenting Tips / Fatal Errors

www.ctclearinghouse.org 

Understanding teen behavior

www.211infoline.org

Concerns and Danger Signs:

Is your child beyond control?

Tobacco

Department of Public Health Information on Youth Tobacco Use

Alcohol

www.preventionworksct.org
www.alcoholfreechildren.org 
www.al-anon.org
www.MADD.org 

Drugs

www.abovetheinfluence.com
www.drugabuse.gov

The Recovery Village

Driving

Motor Vehicle Laws and Restrictions for Newly Licensed 16 and 17-Year-Old Drivers

CT Department of Motor Vehicle- Teen Driving

Suicide

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Childhood Depression

www.mentalhealth.org
www.nimh.nih.gov
www.nami.org
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Eating Disorders

www.edap.org
healthyplace
www.edreferral.com 
www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm
www.bodypositive.com

Crime and Victimization

www.ncvc.org

Domestic Violence

www.ncvc.org

Sexual Abuse - Assaults and Sexuality

www.rainn.org

Internet Safety

www.usdoj.gov
www.missingkids.com
www.safekids.com
www.netsmartz.org 
www.getnetwise.org 
www.safetyed.org

Gambling

www.gamblersanonymous.org

Inhalants

Partnership for a Drug-Free America: www.drugfree.org
National Inhalants and Poisons Coalition: www.inhalant.org
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership: www.preventionworksct.org
CT Prevention Network: http://ctprevention.org/