The Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization that unites parents, renowned scientists and communications professionals to help families raise healthy children.

Habla con tus Hijos

Spanish-language web resource and educational campaign encouraging parents to have frequent conversations with their kids about the risks of drug and alcohol use.

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future

Parents, caregivers, and teachers of children aged 3 to 6 can find lots of great tips, materials, and ideas for spending time with their children and learning together.


In addition to offering the answers to your “need-to-know-right-now” questions, this site will provide you with an understanding of what it takes to raise successful kids who will become healthy, responsible, and caring adults. This site is based on Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets.

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

Through an entertaining and compelling mix of media — video, interactive segments, scenario-based role-playing experiences, expert advice, and practical tips — A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain illustrates the links between teen behavior and the big changes happening in teen brains. In doing so, the site offers parents the keys to keeping their own perspective while guiding their teens more effectively through this tumultuous time of life. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America partnered with Treatment Research Institute and WGBH Educational Foundation to develop A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain.

Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

“Families strive to find the best ways to raise their children to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.  Parents are often concerned about whether their children will start or are already using drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and others, including the abuse of prescription drugs.  Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs.”