New Trier High School strives to promote healthy lifestyles, attitudes, and behaviors for students. To that end, New Trier partners with parents to support their work to teach their children healthy decision-making skills. Data from our Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates students consistently say the number one external reason that they don't use substances is because of their parents' rules.
We are inviting you to join the Parent Support Network (PSN). Establishing clear limits and boundaries with teens around alcohol and drug use has been identified as an area parents find both challenging and sometimes isolating. The PSN facilitates communication among parents, between parents and their children, and within the community, so parents do not feel alone in their efforts. Over 500 families have participated each year.
Participation in the PSN means that to the best of your ability you support a set of guidelines established to set clear limits for our teens around substance use (prohibiting alcohol or other drug use in your home, providing adult supervision at parties, etc.), that you agree to have your name listed in an online directory, and that you welcome communication from other participating parents when hosting social gatherings.
The online directory, available only to PSN members, consists of the names and contact information of all participating parents. All NT parents will also receive electronic newsletters regarding prevention information and workshops throughout the school year. Our Fall Edition is available here.
If you have more than one student to be listed in the directory, you must register each student separately. If you were a previous participant in last year's PSN, you must register again. After you register, you can access the directory with the password provided you in the email. The directory is updated each year.
If you have questions please contact Kristine Hummel, Student Assistance Program Coordinator at 847-784-2113 or firstname.lastname@example.org