Know!

Know! is an educational program created by Prevention Action Alliance that empowers parents and teachers to promote health and wellness and protect the young people in their lives from unhealthy behaviors, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Know! provides ongoing, timely, and relevant information about the latest trends in behavioral health and substance misuse prevention with an eye towards how parents and teachers can use that information to support young people. As parents, teachers, and other caring adults learn about the issues affecting youth, they can take steps to support their kids in making healthy choices.

“Know! tips empower adults in our communities to know the role they play in prevention and give them the talking points they need to have these difficult conversations with the young people in their lives.”

—Amy Macechko,
Health and Wellness Coordinator, Talawanda School District

Since 2005, Know! has helped tens of thousands of parents and teachers and has been relied upon by schools, superintendents, state departments of education, prevention coalitions, churches, and others to support young people’s healthy development. Know! includes free, twice-monthly tips emailed straight to your inbox, a parent workbook, and pocket pals with tips for teens to support their mental health.

We provide Know! Parent Tips and Know! Teachable Moments free of charge thanks to the support of the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, the Ohio Department of Education, and Start Talking!.