In December 2021, SAMHSA launched the “Talk. They Hear You.”® campaign’s new “What Parents Are Saying—Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment” podcast. This podcast provides a platform where parents and caregivers can get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health.

In this episode we speak with active community members who are also parents. They talk with us about hosting a successful Parents’ Night Out event in their community. Parents’ Night Out are educational sessions developed and made available for free from SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign. It’s designed to facilitate valuable discussion amongst parents and caregivers in your community and acts as a starting point for them to better understand underage substance use. Tune in to learn more about the program and this community’s experience.

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