Our mission:

CASAColumbia® Family Day was launched in 2001 by CASAColumbia. Family Day is a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free.

 

    


 

 

 

Parents, YOU make the difference!

As children age, it is important to build trust with them and keep the lines of communication open so that if at any point they begin to feel increased pressure to experiment with nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs they can feel comfortable talking to you about it.

Every day activities like having family dinner together, helping your children with their homework or attending their after school activities have a lasting effect on your kids.

Each of these moments offers an opportunity to connect, share and really listen to what’s on their mind. Research shows that children with hands-on parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs. Remember, parental engagement matters!

Be Involved. Stay Involved.

You can celebrate Family Day all throughout the year in your home and community. Visit the Get Active page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn how you can make every day Family Day

Join the national celebration of Family Day on Monday, September 22!

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    Why should I worry about my child experimenting?

    Adolescence is the critical
    time when kids are at risk of experimenting with nicotine, alcohol and other drugs. In fact:

  • Nine out of 10 Americans who
    meet the medical criteria for
    addiction started smoking,
    drinking, or using other drugs
    before age 18.
  • Addiction is a disease that in
    most cases begins in
    adolescence.
  • Preventing or delaying teens
    from using alcohol, nicotine or
    other drugs for as long as
    possible is crucial to their
    health and safety.