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Parents Who Host Lost the Most! Text your Teen and Keep them Safe!
TEXT! Texting a teen on prom night or during graduation parties can send a powerful message. You can use your social networks to encourage parents to text their children. Here are some sample texts PARENTS can use:
Before or during the evening:
Let me know what u r doing 2nite.
Let me know who is (or is going to be) at the party. R his/her parents going 2 b home?
Thinking of u and hoping ur having a great time!... We love u & want u 2 have a fun & safe night.
Have fun 2nite. Remember, alcohol can lead u 2 say and do things u wish u hadn’t.
Remember your promise to us. Be safe tonight. Have fun 2nite. Wanted 2 remind u of the rules: no drinking or drugs!
Have fun, b safe! Call if u need me.
I trust you to make good decisions 2nite
How is the party going? Have fun with ur friends. Remember, we are always here if u need us.
Where r u? Love u. Remember our discussion about drinking. We love you too much to see anything bad happen.
It took me forever to write this text, but wanted to say I’m thinking of you. I love you.
Late Evening: Let me know if u need a ride. I will be right there.
I’m so glad you are my son/daughter. You make me so proud!
Remember to always make good decisions. It only takes 1 bad 1 to ruin all of the good ones.
Don’t forget your curfew. Call me if you need anything.
Be careful coming home. I know you made good decisions, but be cautious of others who aren’t as smart as you!
Teen Court begins in Marquette County
Schools take part in Social Norms Campaigns
Hope House is resource for teens in violent relationships
Teen dating violence is similar to domestic violence. It is a pattern of abusive tactics that are used to gain and maintain power and control in a dating relationship. Abuse can be emotional, verbal, digital, physical, sexual and/or financial. One of the unique aspects to teen dating violence include more use and abuse of technology, abusive partners going to the same school, and teens resisti...ng help as they struggle to find independence. Warning signs of and abusive relationship includes a partner that constantly checks up on a teen through calls and texts, acts extremely jealous or controlling, controls who they hang out with and blames the teen for things they didn’t do. If a teen reaches out to you, it is important to listen, believe and support them. Be non-judgmental and make it clear you don’t blame them and that you respect their choices. If you need free and confidential services to assist a teen or adult in an abusive relationship, Hope House of South Central Wisconsin provides advocacy and shelter to people affected by domestic/dating violence and sexual assault. All services are free, including a 24/7 helpline, individual counseling, legal assistance, support groups, children’s programming, safety planning, 24/7 on-call emergency response, shelter and community education. The 24-hour helpline is 1-800-584-6790.
For more information on Neshkoro Area HCHY activities please contact Tara Chesebro.
Neshkoro news: Welcome Tara Chesebro to HCHY!
For more information on Endeavor Area HCHY activities please contact Sue Allen.
Endeavor News: To join the Endeavor EPIC parent's group, please contact Sue Allen. Bring the kids to play while parents talk.
For more information on Montello Area HCHY activities please contact Tiffany Lodholz.
Montello News: Montello's PIE group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Parents and kids of all ages welcome. Learn more
In 2011, excessive alcohol consumption in Marquette County cost $17.7 million and contributed to at least 154 alcohol-related hospitalizations. View the full report.