Failing John: A Parent's Guide to Confronting Teen Substance Abuse DVD
- Designed to open communication between parents and teens
Teach parents to recognize the common signs of teen substance abuse and encourage them to respond promptly
Features dramatized skits, audience comments, and commentary by experts
For parents of teens grades 7-12
Duration: 25 minutes
Despite John Herring's behavior - hanging around with kids who use drugs, staying up all night, sleeping all day, missing school, flunking classes - his parents continue to deny that their son is using drugs. This DVD is designed to open communication between parents and teens, educate parents about common signs of teen substance abuse, encourage them to recognize and respond promptly to their teens use of alcohol or other drugs, make parents aware of some of the choices available to them to address this problem, and review parenting behaviors that are effective in confronting a teen's use of alcohol or other drugs.This DVD uses dramatized skits, audience comments and commentary by experts to focus on conflict resolution skills and communication between parent and teen. This DVD was produced for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This DVD is 25-minutes, includes Leader's Guide. Made in 1995. For parents of teens grades 7-12.