The Family Box For Substance Abuse Prevention.
We know that families are worried about their kids and the long-term impact of social isolation on mental health, challenges with coping skills and increased risky behavior. We hope that the Family Box will help connect parents and kids and help support what for some can be challenging conversations.
Who Is This Box For - LSIS Family Box for Grades 5-12
The Family Box for Substance Abuse Prevention is aimed at families with students in grades 5-12. It is a set of carefully curated items that help start and support cross-generational family conversations around substance abuse. Feel free to lend to family and friends so that others can share in the experience, even without t-shirts or free food.
Your step-by-step guide to the LSIS Family Box for Substance Abuse Prevention, with links to our site and an opportunity to provide feedback about your experience.
Insulated Cooler Bag
An insulated bag to keep your Bud’s Family Feast warm and ready to eat!
Bud's Food Partner Card
Your voucher for the free family meal: A Bud’s Family Feast of your choosing, to be ordered and picked up from the Bud’s location closest to you. Thank you, Bud’s!
Table Top Video Brochure & Charger
Watch our prevention education videos, presented by the same LSIS speakers who deliver our in-person experiences, without having to be online. Our stand-alone video player lets you view as often as you like, and recharge as needed.
LSIS Conversation Cards
Deck of Cards with two sets, one with questions from teens to parents, the other with questions from parents to teens. The cards are meant to initiate conversation unencumbered by suspicions and assumptions. Questions are based on curiosity about experiences, knowledge, support strategies and networks, fears, and hopes. Instructions for each generation set some ground rules and provide guidance for productive conversations.
Saving Jake Book
A memoir that can help families better understand the prevalence of substance abuse, and reduce the stigma and shame surrounding it.
Use the bookmark as a quick reference guide for early warning signs of teen substance abuse.
The T-shirts are a way to visibly declare unity around the Family Box experience. Building on the idea behind the family box, that the family dinner table is a form of strength and community.
Activity to invigorate family bonds by reminding each member how appreciated they are and what gifts they have in the eyes of those closest to them.
211 Teen Guide Booklet
A resource booklet for youth living in Palm Beach County - Produced and published by 211 HelpLine - https://211palmbeach.org
211 Family Guide
PALM BEACH COUNTY- HEALTHCARE & COMMUNITY RESOURCES -
List of phone numbers for a wide range of healthcare and community resources in Palm Beach County. https://211palmbeach.org
What Parents Are Saying
Everyone shared what they thought about the video.
“Overall great experience Great conversation starter.
Once we asked a few questions from the cards we kept talking on our own.
I am not used to asking my kids questions like that, so it made it easier.
I feel more ready to have conversations with my kids.
I had confidence that I was asking the right questions.
What Kids Are Saying
The Video box was cool.
The video gave us facts to talk about.
It was easier to talk about.
Thanks To Our Family Food Partner
The Family Box Process:
- Order Box (no cost, but subject to verification of eligibility)
- Receive box in the mail
- Pick a date for the dinner, then order and pick up food
- Have dinner & conversation
- Share your experience and feedback. (voluntary, anonymous)