It takes a community to help you help your kids make safe and healthy decisions. This blog tackles the real, everyday issues our children face concerning drugs and alcohol, authored by law enforcement and other professionals in various roles serving communities just like yours.
We’re excited to share with you the new and improved PACT360 Community Education website. If you’ve visited here before, you’ve probably noticed we’ve made some changes. Not only do we have a new look, but we’ve added features about the people in your community who can help you help your kids. You’ll also find useful tips about how you can get involved and reduce substance abuse in your community, and learn how you can bring the PACT360 program to your area.
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We would like to wish all of our blog contributors, readers and everyone involved with PACT360 a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We appreciate all that you do and very much look forward to sharing new tips, information and stories after the holiday and into the new year. Remember, Thanksgiving break...Continue Reading >
Now that back-to-school time is winding down, extracurricular activities are in full swing. As parents, we often find ourselves just as busy as our kids. Sports, plans, homework and appointments are difficult to manage and can take away from family time. Jim Cox, a parent and sergeant for the Fairfax...Continue Reading >
To our blog readers, Autumn is rapidly approaching, a time for change and reflection. We’re using this time to increase awareness and exposure of this blog! We’d love to hear your suggestions for new posts and topics to be covered by our committed, knowledgeable law enforcement bloggers. What do you want...Continue Reading >
Are you involved in your child’s school and its programs? Rolling up our sleeves and becoming involved in our children’s daytime and extracurricular activities not only facilitates family bonding, but can provide parents with valuable insight about our kids’ interests. It can even be an important step when it comes...Continue Reading >
In a previous post, “Do Scare Tactics Work,” Julia Corwin considered how children perceive the consequences of their actions. This week, Sgt. Jim Cox of the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia, provides further advice for parents trying to help their children understand the consequences of breaking the law (and the...Continue Reading >
"What happens to me when I get arrested? Who do I call? What do I do? Will my parents find out? Will I go to jail?" These are sure to be some of the questions a teen will ask if they get into trouble and arrested on drug and alcohol charges. For answers, and much more,...Continue Reading >
Over the years, I have found that local grassroots efforts really make a difference. But it's not always just the SROs who want to make a difference. One of the young students I had the pleasure of meeting passed along a great idea one day, showing me that young adults also want...Continue Reading >
The Partnership at Drugfree.org is excited to introduce a new blogger, Jim Cox, to the PACT360 community platform. Cox is a sergeant for the Fairfax Country, VA, Police Department, and has been extensively involved with bringing the Partnership’s community education programs to parents and teens in Fairfax. Jim has been...Continue Reading >