Schools: ATrusted Influence

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Teachers, principals and other school officials work hard each day to offer the highest quality of education to Ohio's youth. However, education quality becomes a moot point when drug use impacts the attentions of Ohio's families.

Start Talking! asks Ohio’s schools to support this youth drug prevention initiative and help to build a drug-free future for Ohio’s students by utilizing the following resources: Parents360 RxKnow! and 5 Minutes for Life.

Below are a few ways you can incorporate the drug prevention messaging throughout your school.

Start Talking! Tips for Schools

  1. Share the drug-free message with parents, guardians and caregivers...
    Forward the Know! Tips
    Incorporate information from the Know! Tips in newsletters or other communications
    Host a Parents360 Rx showing
    Partner with PTAs or other organizations to creatively use Start Talking! materials
    Provide Start Talking! information during assemblies, sports events or other events

  2. Share the drug-free message with students...
    Contact the State Highway Patrol to schedule a 5 Minutes for Life presentation
    Share and retweet Start Talking! posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
    Hang Start Talking! posters in your buildings

  3. Share the drug-free message with staff...
    Forward the TEACHable moments
    Start Talking! posters in your buildings
    Disseminate hard copies of the Start Talking! materials
    Host an event in partnership with Start Talking!