Parenting Resources

OSAP Newsletter: Parents, keep up on substance abuse trends and how you can help your kids.  You can sign up to receive the monthly OSAP Newsletter directly to your email by going to this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Upcoming Evening Events

TEENS AND VAPES: A Parent Town Hall

Hudsonville High school is partnering with the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coallition to offer parents an informative Town Hall where you will learn more about this rising trend, its impact on youth and how to help prevent addiction for your teen. Speakers will include experts on the potential health impacts of vaping, youth and addiction, including an opportunity to hear from youth themselves. This workshop is meant for parents, educators, youth pastors, administrators, general community members and anyone who works with youth. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 6, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Hudsonville High School Main Campus Auditorium.  Registration is encouraged: osapvapingtownhall.eventbrite.com

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: WHAT’S NEXT?

No matter how you feel about marijuana, it’s still bad for kids. Legalized recreational marijuana creates new challenges for parents. Learn about the consequences of marijuana legalization for youth and how to talk to your kids about marijuana. Speakers will include representatives from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and other local experts discussing the changes in the law, how it impacts school policy and how to prevent youth use.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

 ALLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL

10760 68th Avenue Allendale, MI 49401

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 

7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

COOPERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

198 East Street Coopersville, MI 49404

REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED: legalizedmarijuanaandyouthallendale.eventbrite.com or legalizedmarijuanaandyouthcoopersville.eventbrite.com

Access from AT&T: Discounted wireline home Internet service to qualifying households.

Drugrehab.com: Drug Rehab is an organization to provides answers to the questions that students and parents have about addiction and substance abuse.

Grants for Single Mothers: singlemothersgrants.org provides information and links for grants available to single mothers for rent, utilities, financial aid, and more.

Internet Essentials: Is your student on free lunch? Then you may qualify to bring home the internet for only $9.95 per month. Visit the website for more information.

Just for Dads!: Pathways of Michigan is offering this free ongoing program where dads can get support and learn valuable parenting information.

Know How to Talk to Your Kids About Instagram: We know that as a parent it may be hard to understand what your kids are doing online. That’s why we’ve created this resource. We’re here to fill you in on what Instagram is all about, give you some easy conversation starters and show you some of the tools that are in place to keep your teen safe.

Pathways Newsletter: Pathways of West Michigan offers many great parenting workshops. Consider signing up for their monthly newsletter to receive information on their upcoming workshops.

Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse: A pamphlet of information on how you can prevent prescription drug abuse.

Rx Disposal: This flier provides information on where and why to dispose of medications.

True North Community Services: Are you having difficulties paying your utility bills? True North Community Services may be able to help.

Use Your Bridge Card at Local Farmer's Markets: A list of participating Farmer's Markets is available here.

The Find Teen Rehab Centers Near You technology uses your location to generate a local listing of all the teen rehab centers in and around your community. 
Alltreatment.com is a community-based public-benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. 
Here is the link to our local teen rehab center locator: https://www.alltreatment.com/teen-addiction-treatment/  Click 'Allow' on the Location Services Pop-Up.