Tools You Can Use

CASA Family Day offers the following tools and resources to help parents.

  • How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, is a book that helps parents deal with real world situations they face in raising teenage sons and daughters free of nicotine, alcohol and other drug use.
  • Talking to your kids is a list of parenting tips on talking to your kids about nicotine, alcohol and other drugs.
  • Concerned your child might be experimenting with nicotine, alcohol and other drugs? We offer parenting support by giving some insight into signs and symptoms of substance use.
  • Our Family Activity Kit provides an activity mat, word games, activity ideas, conversation starters, recipes and other family-fun items to make your Family Day celebration a success!
  • To help spread the word in your community, download Family Day brochures here.
  • Our partner, The Family Dinner Project, provides resources to help families have more frequent and meaningful shared meals, as well as tips to make those meals easier for busy families.
  • Our Family Day Chef provides family-friendly recipes to help you answer the question: "What's for dinner?" 
  • Our Infographics page provides parent resources that give more insight into the details about teen substance use.
  • Talk to your pediatrician to make sure they are screening your children to prevent risky substance use and/or behavior.
  • Learn the 10 Facets of Parental Engagement here.


“YOU are the more potent and underutilized tool to prevent your children from using substances and engaging in risky behavior.”

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Founder and Chairman Emeritus