Interactive Multi-Media Resources: Elementary School Level
When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to start important conversations and answer children’s questions. But parents, teachers, caregivers, and other caring adults can comfort children and guide them through difficult moments. With love and support, the family can cope with the challenges of addiction together.
Author: Kathryn F. Pearson, James T Pearson | Illustrator: Lauren Jeziersk
Read by: Meg Donnelly of Disney’s Zombies movies and ABC’s American Housewife.
To The Moon and Back (TTMAB)—a nonprofit organization dedicated to children born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and their families—is proud to unveil their new children’s book, Sam the Superhero and His Super Life. The book centers on a boy named Sam and his sidekick stuffed dog, Hercules. Sam lives with his grandparents and has good and bad days like any child, made more complicated because he was born substance-exposed. But similar to a superhero, Sam has his own super courage and great strength, and with his loving grandparents, friends and Hercules, Sam finds the support he needs to succeed.
This website provides educators with videos, games and activities aligned to state and national standards for students. These resources are organized by grade level and subject which includes health.
CATCH My Breath is a youth e-cigarette, JUUL, and vape prevention program specific to grades 5-12. This vaping prevention program is free and has shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of vaping in the year following program implementation. There are four 30-40 minute lessons in versions for grade 5, grade 6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12.