Our Family Box For Substance Abuse Prevention, or Family Box for short, has been a breakthrough success. Designed to help families engage in important conversations about substance abuse with their kids, it is built on the premise that families who share daily meals have a much lower incidence of substance abuse. The moving feedback from both parents and students has been extraordinary.
The box is distributed with a free dinner for four and contains a range of items, including a standalone video player, that provide prevention information and offer different ways to engage, from our own conversation card game to an appreciation game. Of course, some swag in the form of t-shirts and a cooling bag help spread the message by starting conversations outside the family.
We have now completed distribution of the first two runs of family boxes and are building a waitlist. We will have boxes for different student age groups, so if you’re interested be sure sign up and let us know which ones you’d like.