Resources for Parents


Vaping Information

CANDLE provides trainings to youth and adults about the dangers of vaping.  Currently more teens use vaping devices than tradition cigarettes.  There is evidence that shows vaping may lead to the use of traditional cigarettes.  Tobacco companies are using tactics similar to what they used with traditional cigarettes to get youth hooked on vaping at an early age. 

If you have questions about vaping or are interested in scheduling a training please contact Annie Scott at or 845-634-6677

For more helpful information about vaping visit these sites:

Still Blowing Smoke - The California Department of Public Health

I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion from the New York Times, 4/2/2018

Surgeon General Sounds the Alarm on Teens and E-cigarettes from CNN, 12/8/2016

Dangers Don't Deter Vaping's Appeal to Teens from WebMD, 4/11/2018

Digital Citizenship / Online Safety Tools

Click Below to Download Information Sheets for Parents and Families from CANDLE's iTHINK and iCARE Programs

Cyber Smart Tips for Parents

Our Family Agreement for Video Game and Internet Safety

Common Sense Media  - This site has many valuable resources about video games, cell phones, apps and more.

Heroin and Opioid Information

Operation Prevention - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education Information on educating middle and high school youth about prescription drugs

From Rx to Heroin - Partnership fro Drug-free Kids

 Overdose Toolkit - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Key Steps for Preventing Heroin Use - Combat Heroin NY

Prescription Drug Abuse Information - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - for Teens)

Medicine Cabinet Inventory Card

A card to help monitor medication in your home

13 Reasons Why

The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why recently started streaming its second season.  Below are some resources to help discuss the series with your children.  Even if your child has not watched the show, their friends are likely talking about it.  Use this as an opportunity to talk with your child about the very real situations they may face. 

13 Reasons Why Discussion Guide - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Talking About 13 Reasons Why & Teen Suicide: Tips for Parents - American Academy of Pediatrics

Guidance Regarding 13 Reasons Why, Season 2 - National Association of School Psychologists