Family Protective Factors
Young people who feel that they are a valued part of their family are less like to engage in substance use and other problem behaviors
Do you feel very close to your mother?
Do you share your thoughts and feelings with your mother?
Do you feel very close to your father?
Do you share your thoughts and feelings with your father?
Family Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement
Young people who are exposed to more opportunities to participate meaningfully in the responsibilities and activities of the family are less likely to engage in drug use and other problem behaviors.
My parents give me lots of chances to do fun things with them
My parents ask me what I think before most family decisions affecting me are made
If I had a personal problem, I could ask my mom or dad for help
Family Rewards for Prosocial Involvement
When parents, siblings, and other family members praise, encourage and attend to things done well by their child, children are less likely to engage in substance abuse and problem behaviors.
My parents notice when I am doing a good job
How often do your parents tell you they're proud of you for something you've done?