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Tell your children, "Im proud of your choice." And ask, Was it a tough decision?"

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Words Can Work helps young people, families and communities talk about the public health challenges kids face growing up - from substance use to depression and bullying.

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Our Words Can Work: When Talking About Alcohol and Words Can Work: When Talking About Drugs now available on Amazon:
Words Can Work: When Talking About Alcohol
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Our evidence-based DVDs and Words Can Work booklets, produced with leading experts from Harvard Medical School are used by programs globally. Read testimonials and order

Our trainings, conducted in your community, feature our videos Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon and Drugs: True Stories. You'll learn to:
• Engage youth in substance abuse prevention to strengthen your programs
• Raise resilient youth who make smart choices
• Engage parents in conversations with kids about substances

Harvard Medical School evaluations earned our programs distinction as "Programs with Promise" by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).

Words Can Work creator Jeanne Blake is a leadership communication consultant. She speaks nationally in corporate and community settings. Read Blake's Bio.

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Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon - DVD
Young people tell their powerful stories about drinking and driving, addiction, and avoiding alcohol use.
Words Can Work: When Talking With Kids About Sexual Health - Book How 12 families talk about sexual health. Young people's first person accounts take parents into their world.
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