Helping Empower Action, Leadership, Teamwork, and Health in our Youth

Building a HEALTHY Community

Our mission is to promote healthy, positive choices in Tekoa youth by working together to reduce substance abuse.
How can I prevent my child from using alcohol or marijuana? More Information

Remember to follow these parenting guidelines:

1. Create close bonds with your children.

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Children are less likely to drink or use drugs when their parents are involved in their lives and when they feel close to their parents. Family conflict and lack of bonding increase the risk of drinking and drug use.

2. Set clear boundaries for your children.

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Set clear rules early and talk about the rules often.

3. Monitor your child’s interactions.

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Always know what your kids are doing. Help them plan safe and fun activities.

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Coalition partner, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, believes in healthy relationships with ongoing conversation and education. ATVP provides 24 hour emergency and supportive services to family and sexual violence victims and survivors and their children. Services are available for concerned, supportive family members, friends and community members. 

Further information and resources are on their website:

Why Prevent Underage Drinking?

Underage drinking and youth substance abuse cause our young people to put themselves in dangerous situations and can harm the developing adolescent brain in ways only recently understood. 

Drug and alcohol use by those under 21 is related to numerous health problems, including injuries and death from car crashes, suicide, homicide, drowning, and recreational mishaps.  

Factors leading to a youth's decision to use drugs or alcohol are complex and likely to include influences from many domains, including peer, family, and community.